Hello and Happy Day to YOUUUUUUUU!!!!
I feel like I do a lot of admitting on this blog.
But that’s okay, we are friends right?
We are the three best friends that anyone could have!
You, Me and the Blog.
So, as your best friend, I feel that I can be honest with you.
I can right?
Of course I can.
Here it goes….
I am not your average runner.
I have big feet.
I sweat a lot.
I use body glide, because chub rub… sucks.
I over-pronate, big time.
I get sunburned at 8 am.
I am injury prone.
That big frame of mine is strong.
Those over-pronating feet have carried me through 11 half marathons and 2 full marathon.
That gross sweat effectively cools my body down during long runs.
All of my injuries have made me a wiser runner.
With every negative thing I can say about my body, it can be turned it in to a positive.
Because, no matter how much I dislike my huge legs, my muffin top or my chub rub…
It’s who I am.
I might not be the fastest.
I might not look like Kara Goucher.
I may never qualify for Boston.
But, I run every race like it matters.
Because it does matter.
So, don’t ever count out those who don’t look like runners.
They get out there every day and run their race.
Because it matters to them.
So, to you, my fellow runners who don’t look like runners…
I salute you.
Don’t ever let society tell you how you should look…
or make you feel bad for who you are.