You are hardest on yourself. That's what I've consistently wrestled with over the last four months. Whenever I'm feeling insecure, I project the awful things I say to myself onto others. And when I do it enough, it's hard to remember that it's all make believe. But it always comes back to me and what I say to myself. Getting the chance to remind myself that I can prove myself wrong if I just get out of my own god damn way, it's a game changer. And it's a lesson I feel like I've had to learn over and over and over again. I have so many thoughts from this weekend's @takethebridge. But a huge, exciting, strong, and really painful step forward happened on Friday. And it would not have happened without a handful of badass women who helped me face my fears. I'm doing a lot of mind unpacking on the #RunSelfieRepeat podcast this week. It's a big week. 🤘🏽Give yourself permission to succeed. #SportsBraSquad ❤️ #badassladygang 📸 @baklinerunning
Belonging is something I've struggled with when it comes to running. And how I feel about myself is directly related to how included or insecure I feel about my place. When I’m feeling confident, doing the work to feel confident, and surrounded by people who challenge me and who want to see me put my strongest foot forward, it’s easy to ignore the people who try to make me feel like I don’t belong. But the truth is, that's not always the case. I've been struggling over the last few months and it wasn't until I had the support of a bunch of women that I finally found a way to address it. Let's talk about facing our fears, belonging, and feeling grateful.
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Darcy, Jeanie, and I after the first time we tackled the Williamsburg Bridge.