Trail Running, Fear, and Me

For a very long time, I let fear (and comparison) stop me. So the fact that I'm still running, pushing past my comfort zone, and finding a stronger me feels good - really good. (Don't Let Fear Stop You)

But I won't lie, it's not easy. And there are some days that I have to literally give myself a very persuading pep talk to get out the door. Sometimes Hubby chimes in with encouragement. Sometimes I'll think of Lil Man and how I don't want him to be held back from doing things that he enjoys because of fear.

Look at what I would have missed this week if I would have let fear stop me?

And with every run, I learn something new about myself. Trust me, I learned a lot when I feel (It Was Bound To Happen).

I am so thankful for a supportive husband. And I'm glad that I'm pushing past the fear and becoming a stronger person because of it. 

I know sometimes people think that (moms especially) who spend time exercising are being selfish for being away from their family. Let me clarify, most of the time, I am exercising while my family is still asleep. Those other times Lil Man is either with me, or having some freedom away from me at the gym - when he isn't having some daddy son bonding time. 

But what I am learning on the trail, on the road, and in the gym is spilling over into my 'everyday' life. Because I am learning that I really am stronger than I thought I was... mentally and physically. 

So yeah - for me, I'm becoming a better Mom and Wife because of the lessons that I am learning on the trails, the road, and in the gym

Are you pushing past any fears in your life? 

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  1. Good for you for getting out there. I hate that some accuse moms of being selfish when they take care of themselves.


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