24 Oct '13, 6pm
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I could have written this myself. Running, that one thing that brings me to a place of such positivity and self-esteem can also bring me to the polar opposite sometimes. I Find that when I’m lined up in the corrals before a race I look around and all I see are the women around me with beautiful hair and nice thin bodies rocking their tempo shorts and strappy tanks, I feel so bad about myself. I’m 5′ 3″, 142 lbs and have a D cup. Oh and naturally curly hair that gets knotty and frizzy within 5 minutes of any run because I sweat like crazy! I can’t wear shorts because they creep, and I can’t wear cute tops because I have to wear the serious Moving Comfort bra along with a top to cover it. So here I am proud of the strong endurance runner I’ve become in my mid thirties (and starting tomorrow, my 40s) and I feel crapola about myself. Fat and icky. It’s nuts! I am sorry that I ...