25 Jun '14, 11am

My latest post on @SaltyRunning! Who Are You? The Importance of Self Image for Running Success: #runch…

My latest post on @SaltyRunning! Who Are You? The Importance of Self Image for Running Success: #runch…

It’s been almost ten years since I finished the bar exam and became a runner. After three years of sitting on my butt studying it was time to get outside and move! In those ten years, my runner self-image has changed a lot. At first, I was embarrassed about how out of shape I was. I could only run one minute interspersed with two minute walk breaks. I wore my cotton clothes and hid on a rarely used bridle path perfecting my new routine. As I started running more and more, I started to feel more confident. I brought my routine out of the shadows and onto more populated paths and the treadmills at work. I still didn’t think I was a “real” runner, but then about six or seven months in, my body started to change: I lost about ten to fifteen pounds all of a sudden and I started to look like a real runner (at least in my mind). I still felt like the lady hiding on the bridle pat...

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