I’ve always been self-conscious about my weight and the way I look when I exercise because I never considered myself to be “fit”. When I was in my 20’s I ran in the dark because I was afraid I looked stupid to other observers and in my early 30’s I stopped running altogether. I gained around 100 pounds with my first pregnancy because I was stressed out from work (I’m a middle school teacher) and was tired all of the time. Later I found out that my negative self-talk let to an unhealthy life-style and people around me were concerned about my weight. As a result I started searching for running groups and found Running Evolution in 2009. I began my running journey with Beth’s Couch to 5K class and have since progressed to running a marathon in 2014. I love my running community and the joy it brings to me, because we focus on the joy of journey rather than just the end result. I’m a wife, mother of two busy girls, middle school teacher, avid coffee drinker (beer is great too), runner and yogi.
You see someone doing something that you have always wanted to do, but you have no idea where to start.
What do you do??? You ask.
“Can you show me how to do that?”
It’s not a sign of weakness. You are not an idiot. That is your ego piping in. Ignore your ego.
It’s a question. And you can get very very far on it.
Oh, by the way…the answer is “yes”