Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that's when you're most beautiful. Zoe Kravitz
I used to hate looking at myself in the mirror or in pictures. I felt I wasn't pretty enough and had to be a certain way, a certain size, and act a certain way. I was so uncomfortable with who I was.
It wasn't that I don't have beauty. I just was not filling my head with what I should have been.
Rather than filling my head with thoughts of things I wish I had, I found beauty in the things I already had. Every person is a beautiful and is a master piece. You can't compare yourself to others just like you can't compare Picasso to Michelango.
#truth 🙌🏻 3 miles this morning using a 5/1 run/walk. I’ve been pretty consistent going to CrossFit 2 days a week...now to work back up to running 2-3 days a week. I’m taking it slow so I don’t end up injured...again. #progressnotperfection
3 days ago, I was officially diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I debated sharing this. Still feeling pretty emotionally raw from it all to be honest. But I post the fun, the races, the hard or tough workouts and I get so frustrated with people who sugar coat the social media posts. So I’m laying the bad out there too. I don’t want people to feel sorry for me, and I don’t want this to define me as a person or athlete.
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On one hand, I’m thankful to have an answer and a plan and medicine I can take that will help. A doctor who understands I need to be active (need, not want). I’m thankful it was caught early. I’m thankful that there was a reason I have felt so lousy for months and it wasn’t just stress. I’m thankful for supportive friends & family. But I’m also scared & angry & hate this so much. I don’t handle uncertainty well. This is very uncertain. I don’t know how I’ll react to meds, how long it will take to get back to normal, how fatigued I’ll feel, when I’ll have a joint flare up next. I don’t know if I’ll get to chase that Boston Marathon dream after all.
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But I’m not going to give up or give in to this illness. There’s no cure. I will have this for the rest of my life. And I can do everything in my power to live my best life. So I pulled out a new, blank @believetrainingjournal I got for my birthday from my dear friend @jenniferkatheiser and I am going to monitor what I do and how I feel. So I can communicate with my doctor & make changes to get back to being me. It’s a different spin on a training journal, but the best way I know how to deal with this is like a runner in training. I’m just not training for a race at the moment. - - -
Thanks for listening. Sorry for the novel. It’s been a tough few months. Here’s to getting well.
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Последние два месяца настолько активные, что на Инстаграм просто не находится времени. И как же это прекрасно🤩
Сегодня был мой первый командный забег с препятствиями #bemorehuman 🔥
Это было круто и весело. Особенно если учесть, что моя команда была мне совершенно незнакомой и мы встретились впервые за час до старта🙈
Ещё раз вспомнила, что на тренировках нужно уделять внимание не тому, что хорошо получается, а стараться больше делать того, что даётся с адским трудом.
@anastationeremenko наши тренировки с тобой помогли мне сегодня быть на высоте (в своих глазах так точно)😘
Pun intended 🍑🍑🍑
In all seriousness, to get to where you want to be, you have to stop making excuses. We’re all guilty of It, but the more you train your MIND 🧠along with your body, the less excuses you will make. 💯💯
Sometimes It takes discipline to give yourself the REAL talk and TOUGH love. 💪🏼🔥 Hold yourself accountable - don’t rely on others to do this. YOU are the only one who will live with the results, so take control of your actions and make no BUTS about It! 💁🏼♀️🔥😘