I do not run to lose weight. I do not run to make me look good in a bathing suit. I do not run to impress anyone with my fast pace or cute outfit (neither of which I have.) I do not run to be part of the group. I do not run to feel good enough about myself.
That said, let me be clear. I most certainly run! I am a runner. In fact, I l-o-v-e running. Running clears my head. Running grounds me into my body. Running makes me feel happppppy. Running gets me breathing, sweating, and sometimes whining. When I run, I feel so ALIVE! Empowered by the feeling of my muscles working so hard, I could freakin’ roar!
Remember, everything you need is already inside you.
Running was instrumental in my recovery from dysfunctional eating patterns and body-loathing. When I run, it reminds me of the badass I am… running brings to the surface all those voices in my head, at which time I can discern which are truth-telling and which need to be told to GTFO.
The body is amazing this way. Did you know that if you have something aching in your heart that moving your body will help move that pain out of your heart? I know, crazy – but absolute truth. (Ask any runner!!!!) And if you have something knocking around in your head that you just can’t put to rest, going out for a run will help guide that thought to a safe landing – and you’ll reap the benefit of a quiet, stilled mind.
It’s possible that your whole countenance could change just because you lace up sneaks, grab a water bottle, and head out for a jog around the block. How awesome would it be to wake up to YOUR badassery? Ah, I can hear your ROAR from here! 😉
Energiegal here….. Love works. LIFT the vibe of our world.