Gosh today’s Blogging Challenge question is a toughie for me to answer. There have been so many races that I’ve done: in some races I performed way better than I had expected, and some where I’ve run further than most people I know have. I also played some high level softball in my youth, was a fairly competitive bowler, and I also played varsity lacrosse. Trying to come up with that one fitness accomplishment that makes me the proudest is hard, in fact, for me I don’t think there is one event that stands out in my mind as the ONE thing that I ‘m more proud of than the rest.
That all said, getting BACK to my running after having kids was really hard. I had lost a lot of endurance and speed, not to mention the weight I had gained. As well, taking that Ã…”ME Ã‚Â time away from the kids seemed like an insurmountable mountain because of my own separation anxiety from them. Every time that I lace up my shoes to Ã…”Just do it Ã‚Â is probably what I ‘m the most proud of.
Which is why almost every day I proudly tell people that I ‘m a runner.
When I ‘m at the aesthetician’s getting a pedicure, I show my blisters and purple toenails proudly.
When someone compliments me on my size, I proudly announce that I ‘m a runner
(Which is about all they compliment me on because let’s be honest here, I don’t have any fashion sense).
They may not understand why this is something I ‘m so proud of ” after all, lots of people run, but to me that statement represents me winning control over my own health and wellness. It represents all the obstacles that I’ve overcome to be a runner.