Thus, I could run 8 marathons, lose 35lbs, lift weights and jump over the moon, but without those abs, how could I give anyone advice on fitness?! For too many years, I felt like I was just waiting for someone to point out my lack of “fitness” or point to me as a fraud for writing all these articles about running without being an elite pro runner. Have you ever had the thought when something great happens…”really me? Maybe they made a mistake? Someone is looking up to me for that…oh I hope they don’t ever find out…?” Mind you this doesn’t mean low self esteem, rather it’s a tendency to feel inadequate despite success.