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Having a little technical difficulty today (new modem) but I (almost) never miss a Monday. Last week I wrote about my first race. I’ve learned a lot about myself while running and it has become a joy to me. It’s not always easy but I keep on going back for more!

But I never thought I would like running at all. Not even a little bit. It looks so hard and boring. Truthfully, all exercise seems boring to me. I never got into any sports as a kid. I did like to ride my bike and rollerblade but I always relied on my legs to get around and those were a logical extension of that. I didn’t understand what it meant to be an athlete until I finished my first marathon.

It doesn’t require eating protein bars and wearing spandex. You dont have to do anything with a ball or a stick. You dont even have to sweat to be an athlete. To me, ask one question: am I doing something athletic? If your answer is yes, then you are an athlete.

You don’t have to run or swim or cycle, though those things certainly are athletic. You can do yoga, dance, jump rope, whatever gets you moving and brings you joy! I wish someone had told me that when I was struggling with my weight and feeling low about how little I could do myself. When I started walking, I became an athlete.

More next week 😁

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