I’ve been fat. And I’ve been skinny. But what I really want the most is to be strong.
A strong runner is a fast runner. And a fast runner is a happy runner.
Strength also helps with endurance. And recovery. And the ability to burn off cupcakes.
Strong is confident. Strong is capable. Strong is sexy.
Weight training makes me happy. There is something about lifting a 25 pound kettle bell over my head that gives me an amazing feeling of empowerment.
And having recently taken a four month hiatus from kettlebells has taken its toll. I can feel the change in my body and my attitude.
I hurt my shoulder in November. I don’t know how, or what I hurt, and I thought by letting it rest it would heal. And it hasn’t. But I can’t go on like this.
So this week I resumed my weight training. I’m being careful. And I’m watching both my amount of weight and how my shoulder feels. And I ran my 12 miler on Sunday way faster than the last couple.
And I am so damn glad to be back on the road to strong. It’s not an easy road…but it’s one that is totally worth it.
I’ve got a lot to accomplish this year – and I need to be strong to face it head on with a smile. 🙂
Happy Tuesday my friends. And may you find your strong.