Contentment

I haven’t posted in a long while mostly because I haven’t had anything new to talk about. If I did post something it would have probably been about how I was frustrated all the time and how I didn’t know why I wasn’t getting any better and meow meow meow meow; things I’ve talked about over and over again in the past.
Recently, I’ve gotten over the fact that I’m not one of the top 7 runners on the team anymore. I didn’t achieve my dream of being a super amazing runner with medals and low times, but I’m okay with that.
I’ve learned to be content with who I am as a runner. Of course that doesn’t mean I don’t try be better than I am. I always try to be better, but at the same time, I don’t beat myself up for a bad race or some spontaneous injury (which I’m going through as of today).
I’ve learned to truly enjoy my sport. I don’t do it for my own glory or medals or girls or colleges. I run because I love it. For me, running is about personal achievements and being a part of a really supportive and awesome team. It’s something that has brought me closer to people and has relieved lots of stress in my life. Everything we do isn’t for nothing even during the bad races and setbacks we all go through.

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One thought on “Contentment

  1. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed reading this post. Running is so much of a mental challenge. I’m glad you have accepted where you are at but are still working hard and want to better yourself. Not everyone has the same attitude that you do. Keep up the hard work and happy running. 🙂

    – Anonymous

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