After struggling with my love of running, or lack thereof, for most of this year, it’s finally been reignited. For the past 8 months I’ve felt inadequate, slow, pessimistic, and overall just not a “runner.” I had been constantly comparing myself to the talented, incredible people who surround me instead of recognizing the work they put in and considering how I could get there, too.
The past couple months have taught me some important lessons; something clicked recently and I realized I can be a baby about my abilities and continue to feel inadequate or I can do something about it. Between @matthewlukemeyer drilling positivity into my head and @mshiroishi offering to run drills with me to get my speed and endurance up, I’ve taken on a new perspective. Thanks to friends, I’ve come to realize I’ll only get to where I want to be by putting in the work and having phenomenal friends to support and inspire me.
I’m so grateful for the NYC running community, the friends I’ve made through running (like George!), and I feel lucky to have met and become a part of THE MOST fun run crew (@teamsaucyaf)🍕. I’ve met so many extraordinary people this year and cannot wait to see what next year brings. I’m excited to be putting in the work while leaving the self conscious attitude behind. 2018 will be the year fewer apologies and more positivity... but still planning to rock hard on #CheerSquad duties, of course.
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