Having a hard time going to sleep. 3:30am alarm to start getting ready for the Country Music Half Marathon. This will be my fourth year in a row running this race series. It was my very first half marathon over three years ago and I conquered the full 26.2 last year. Tomorrow, I pay it forward as a pacer.
Very proud to be a runner right about now.
As someone who is in the process of building muscle and cutting down my body fat percentage, I can tell you this. Carrying a body with excess weight and little muscle causes hesitation to move, nervouseness about attempting physical activity and clumsiness. You are worried you’ll fall, stumble and run out of breath because you are physically weak.
As I have gained more muscle, my apprehension is diminishing and there is certainty in my movement that I have never felt before. I am deliberate in my physical actions and am more confident. I run better, mover faster and am no longer scared of activity because I am physically stronger.
And THAT, my friends is a great feeling. Dissolve your predetermined notions about muscle and get strong.
Onward and Upward,