For the first 24 years of my life, I thought running was the absolute worst way to work out; at times it can be boring, lonely, and even excruciatingly painful or tedious. Four years ago, I learned there is so much more to running than exercise or distance when I ran a half a marathon. Running is one of the most freeing forms of movement we can participate in. It brings clarity during stressful times, provides a terrific reason to spend time in the great outdoors, and keeps the body looking sharp. It gives us the opportunity to get away from life for a moment and breathe a little deeper. It is a sport in which our biggest and only competition is our self, so we may only continue improving and increasing what we are capable of. Signing up for a marathon was one of the biggest commitments I’ve ever made to myself in my life and it felt equally impactful; it still hasn’t hit me that it’s all over. Anything is possible if we simply dare to do it. Now, I am able to join the rare club of individuals who pushed their bodies beyond what few believe they can accomplish. What’s next? I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 26.2 🏃🏼♀️
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OVEREATING: this year, i’ve been more consistent than ever at prioritizing my workouts and making it to the gym. however, i find myself using my workouts as an excuse for overeating. i tell myself it’s fine to have extra portions because i worked out! i don’t experience guilt when i eat too much, but i have noticed it leaves me feeling bloated and too full. this past week i’ve focused more on listening to my body. am i hungry or am i just thirsty? if i’m hungry do i just need a snack or is it time for a full meal? am i still hungry after finishing a meal or have i just not given my brain time to catch up with my stomach and signal to me that i’m full? let me be clear: i have in NO way been restricting myself, counting calories, any of that - i’m just trying to be more cognizant of what my body needs and taking more time to process what my body is telling me. after just 1 week, i’m feeling much better! it’s amazing what your body will tell you if you just listen 🙏🏼