Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Not a natural runner...

I am by no means a natural runner. I kinda look like this;

And it got me to thinking, would I love it as much if it were easy? I am pretty stubborn, I dont like being told that I cant do something or that I shouldnt. I always have to test it out myself. It drives S mad because he can tell me something 100 times but unless I do it myself I dont believe him. With running I am slow, my technique isnt great, I am still obese and sometimes I let my mind get the better of me. But, you know, I kind of love that. I love that there is room for me to improve on, I love that I can still do it despite the obstacles, I love that I have to work on it because it makes me stronger both mentally and physically. Dont get me wrong, I see other people out there and think man I wish I had your technique, or pace or sheer grace but thats life. I love the quote "The grass is always greener, but just as hard to mow". Some of the best runners I know still battle with mental block, injury and time disppointment. Being good doesnt automatically mean they have no challenges. And one day, when I look back at how far I have come, I will have a pretty awesome story ;-)

Take Care,
Megs x

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