First off I want to do a comparison of how I looked six months ago to know
(6 months ago)
I have lost about 10 pounds and I think I look a lot healthier in this current picture. I noticed that my stomach has gotten flatter!
Okay moving on.
Today I did another tempo run.
This was a HARD RUN! I normally run at a 9:50 min/mile so I tried to run a minute faster than my regular mile pace.
Training for this half marathon has given me a lot of confidence. I dont know how to explain it but I feel more secure about myself than I have in a long time. I still have some body image issues and I still compare myself to others but not to the extent that I used to do it. After every long run that I have done I am on cloud nine for the whole day. I feel like I can conquer any task that is in front of me. Running has made me a stronger person both mentally and physically. I know that my half marathon is about two weeks away and I am so excited. I cannot wait to conquer more challenges that come my way.
How has something in your life made you feel more confident or secure?