“There are no shortcuts to endurance. You have to train yourself to make peace with the long route every day. And do it. And love where it is taking you.”
16 miles at the lake was just what I needed this morning. I needed to think and reflect. I needed the quietness and the time to myself.
The day that I stopped caring about other people’s opinions about how I choose to live my life through nutrition, running, and fitness was the day that I started thriving. Why should I give their opinion power? Why should I care what they think?
• I know my body best.
• I know how far I have come.
• I know how eating whole foods makes me feel.
• I know that my body does not agree with sugar and processed foods.
• I know that I eat a ton and that I am fueling my body for performance.
• I know that I feel absolutely amazing, I feel at peace with my body, and that I am truly happy.
But ONE COMMENT from someone can change EVERYTHING. ONE OPINION, that matters to you most, can cause your mind to shift and things feel like they start collapsing around you.
I’ve been in a funk the past few weeks. I haven’t felt like myself. I’ve let the opinions of others get into my head and ruin my mindset. And it has knocked me down.
This morning I had to remind myself that this is MY journey, MY body, MY LIFE! I need to live MY life for ME. Living my best life and being the best version of myself will in turn help everything else in my life, and others will benefit too.
So I’m getting right back at it! I don’t care what they think or say. What matters most is that I get right back up. This is MY LIFE. This is MY JOURNEY. I’m doing this FOR ME!
#saturdaymorninglongrun #lakerun #morningrunner #doingthisforme