|May 18, 2011||Posted by Lauren under LifeontheRun|
The truth is, due to some awful mix-ups with Verizon, I have been without internet for almost 3 weeks. And I can’t figure out what’s more frustrating – the fact that I’ve gone without it for so long, or the fact that I have become so incredibly dependent on this form of technology.
But the truth is, that dependence is only one of my many vices, along with an addiction to reality TV, love of anything sweet, and that horrible habit of tearing into my groceries before I even leave the parking lot.
And the truth is, even though I consider myself adventurous when it comes to food, I had been afraid to try Brussels sprouts my whole entire life – until EC’s mom made them at Easter and I felt too bad to not eat them.
The truth is…I actually loved them.
The truth is, I’d rather run more than eat less.
The truth is, even though I know that regular lifting and core work will make me a better runner, that’s not actually why I stay with it. No, the truth is that I lift because I like what it does to my body – that after only a few weeks, I already start to notice the toning of muscles in a way that running can never do. And the truth is, the results I can see are way more motivating than the logical results I know in my head.
Because the truth is, no matter how many miles I run, I will never be a “skinny” runner. My thighs will always be “powerful,” my curves always round.
But the truth is, it took running marathons to learn to appreciate those large thighs; to be truly thankful for them and all the amazing things they can do.
The truth is, I run so hard because there’s always a part of me running to prove to that shy, roly-poly, unconfident little girl that she shouldn’t let her asthma hold her back. That if she puts her mind to it, she can accomplish anything.
Because the truth is…you can. And if you want to become a better runner, you have to believe it in your head before all else.
But the truth is, despite all that, I love rest, and I will never truly understand how people can have trouble taking a rest day.
The truth is, I have a 5K on Sunday that I’m completely unprepared for, but I’m excited to run because it gives me a chance to wear these flashy new shoes sent to me by Adidas.
The Adidas Adios – the first pair of racing flats I’ve had since college.
The truth is, I will always want the carb over the protein, the dessert over the drink, and the chocolate above all else.
And the truth is, even though I try my best to eat healthy, I’d rather have a life filled with dessert, occasional indulgences, and a few extra pounds than one with no dessert at all.