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I Have A Runner’s Body

Super awkward mirror selfie, because why the heck not? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Actually, I just wanted to share this because like many people, I’ve had body image issues.ย Sometimes when I look in the mirror all I can see is fat Iโ€™d like to loose, muscle Iโ€™d like to gain. Scars (you can kinda see my appendectomy scar in this photo but the lighting isnโ€™t very good), cellulite, weird tan lines, and imperfections. There have even been times that I haven’t felt like a “real” runner, because my body didn’t look like a “real” runner. But none of that should really matter, because our bodies are so much more than what they look like.

Mine has carried me across the finish line of half marathons, hiked in the Grand Canyon, climbed a (very very small, but it still counts๐Ÿ˜‰) mountain. Itโ€™s swam in lakes and rivers, and trekked through ice and snow. Itโ€™s tasted a strawberry, fresh from the garden, and my grandmaโ€™s made-from-scratch desserts. It lets me see the beauty of nature, hear music, and feel warm hugs, tender touches, and of course lots of puppy kisses. ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’œ

Our bodies are meant to be used to explore the world and experience it to its fullest, not to look a certain way. Thatโ€™s something Iโ€™m just now really starting to learn and embrace. Itโ€™s the only one youโ€™ve got, so donโ€™t get too caught up in what your body looks like, but instead try to use it to live the very best life you can. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ