Friday, July 11, 2014

Who Runs Your Body?

I recently purchased a shirt I've been eyeing for some time now. One of my favorite female runners is Dorothy Beal. I first heard her on the Another Mother Runner podcast, and then started following her blog (Mile Posts) and Instagram. Dorothy lives in the DC area and she has an online shop that sells shirts with phrase she coined - I RUN THIS BODY.  She is a Christian, has 3 kids and has run 27 marathons!

First, I'll say that this is quite possibly the softest shirt I've ever owned. Plus it is pink. So basically I want to live in it. Please don't point it out if you see me in real life and I'm wearing it AGAIN. Haha!

But, more than just the fabulous feel of the shirt - I love the saying. I RUN THIS BODY.  

This doesn't apply just to running. It applies to every area of life. You are in charge of you. I am in charge of me. I make the choice to skip the workout or crush the workout. I make the choice to grab the burger or the salad. I choose whether I'm going to go to bed early and get enough rest or watch "just one more" episode on Netflix.

I'm an adult. I make my own choices. No one is forcing me to do anything. 

Yes, there are circumstances that drastically impact your choices. Your kids are up in the middle of the night so you aren't getting enough rest. You're busy with work and can't fit in workouts as often as you'd like. You're injured and can't do the workouts you want to do. Your budget is limited and buying healthy food can be more expensive. It's hot and humid out and you hate running in that weather and you don't want to run. (<----- br="" me="">

I get it.

We all have stuff.

But the thing you can you. We all get the same 24 hours each day. Make the choice to treat your body like a temple -- not a trash can. 

Are you choosing action or excuses?  

Who runs your body? 
You do. 

Run it well, my friends!

1 comment:

  1. You are so right. We DO run our so many ways...we DO have the control! Thanks for the reminder!