Aborting the long run...dammit, 4kms in and I tripped on a kerb. Luckily I don't think I've done any damage, but could feel it in my ankle with every step. Then I could feel my other leg compensating. The kicker was everything started to feel better again less than 500m from the lap point. I don't know if I made the right choice to call it than push through. Could be paranoia of getting injured or calling this one my have saved me from doing damage and missing more runs 🤷♂️ already debating getting back out later for a 10 miler 🤣
Think I'm just going to go have a stroll ✌️🌱
We have all done it. We all give the key to our own self acceptance to someone else at some point in our lives. It can be something as innocent as wanting to look good on the arm of our partners or significant others. It can be something as damaging as changing our whole persona for acceptance in a clique or circle.
Motivation comes in all shapes and sizes. How it starts is important. But we don’t worry about this. As long as it starts right?. Sometimes how we look and act with people around us is given more importance over how we actually feel about ourselves.
Slowly we change little things about ourselves to fit in. We buy branded items in the faint hope that it gives us more validation in the circle we operate in. We start to adopt mannerisms that may not be our own, just to be noticed. And we judge ourselves based on the view from other eyes.
Then comes the day where you care more about how you are perceived then how you actually feel about yourself. You are exhausted, you need to rest but the fear that you may not be taken seriously as someone on a fitness journey has you stuck on an endless training regime while feeling rough. Or maybe you feel you have to justify where you are on your journey with such phrases as ‘I may not be as fast as...’ ‘I may not have as many followers as’ ‘I may not run as far as’ with these phrases you are beginning to surrender your own identity because it doesn’t fit in line with what is happening around you.
The more you hand over your identity to others the less of that identity you can connect with to nurture, to grow, to find what it is that makes you smile and not the person on your feed with 22K followers. Once you disconnect from your own persona you create a conflict of your own character that is sometimes difficult to repair.
Let today be the day you want to look good, be fit, be happy or whatever it is that you are heading towards for you, after all if it’s you doing the work! Build the better you for you!
Be kind to yourself... always. That should be non negotiable.
Have a great Sunday everyone
Perfect week in numbers:
7 running sessions
120 kilometers 😍😍😍. A teraz przedemną trudniejsze zadanie, zaplanować 14 dni, 240 km i 2 wesela 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️. Uda mi się? Może w czasie tańców weselnych wyskoczę na jakis zakresik 🤣? Myślicie, że to genialny pomysł?
A dziś? ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Wiesz, że dobry trening był wtedy, gdy wracasz i zamiast kodu do furtki wpisujesz swoje tempo 😂🙈. Ja już nie wiem co ten maraton 🙈. Nie wiem ile razy można go przebiec, żeby w końcu przestał wydawać się abstrakcją 🤯🤯🤯.
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