Writing a blog and putting yourself out there for the "whole world" to see is sometimes a little bit overwhelming. Of course I show you what I want you to see but I am very careful to "keep it real".
I don't pretend that every day I look put together wearing pearls.
I admit there are days when I barely get a shower, that I have wrinkles and I suck in my gut.
Part of keeping it real is admitting that I’m not as good as I once was and that is hard for ME to accept. If I’m not running a sub 10:00 minute mile am I good enough? Are people judging me, snickering behind my back, for being so slow? It creeps into my mind.
I’ll ask myself why am I putting myself out there to be “judged” showing everyone the REAL me?
Then it dawned on me. When I asked myself why, I went back to why I started my blog in the first place. I started my blog to document a journey. My blog is a journey of my life, my children, my husband and my fitness adventures.
Life is a journey; there will be 2:09 half marathons.
There will be 2:21 half marathons.
None of that changes me. None of that makes me less of a mom, less of a wife, daughter or friend. So what if I’m slow (for ME). I’m out there making a better, healthier body for MYSELF.
Forgive me for reminding myself, in this post, to love me. To not allow thoughts of what others might be thinking to creep into my head. To post ALL my 11 plus minute mile runs and continue to KEEP IT REAL.