The Best Day

Today is quite possibly the best day (which is saying something as it’s only 1 pm), at least mentally, that I’ve had so far on this fairly short journey. I completed Week 1 Day 2 of C25K today, and as exciting as that is, it wasn’t the best part.

Here’s a little background before I begin. I hate working out in front of people. I’ll do it, but I do not enjoy it. I always feel like every single person is judging me. “She’s too fat. Why is she even here?” One of the reasons I decided to use the trail for C25K is for its privacy. With that being said, I passed two other people on the trail today, a runner and a biker. I found myself pausing the app so I wouldn’t have to start “running” in front of this man who looks like he runs marathons. I knew I was being stupid even as I was doing it, but I couldn’t stop myself. He waved as he passed and went on his merry way. The same thing happened with the biker. He nodded and continued his ride.

They could not have known what their wave/nod meant to me.

That sounds dramatic (who me?) and probably is, but their acknowledgement was exactly what I needed. They made me feel like I was one of them, like I belonged. There was no judgement. I was just another person enjoying the day outside.

With this, I also realized that I need to have more faith in people. Being skinny does not mean a person is cruel (All of my friends are skinny, and I still like them after all). As much as I was afraid of being judged by those healthier than me, I was the one doing the judging.

Goodness gracious, that was deeper than I intended. On a lighter note, my workout kicked ass!

C25K Week 1 Day 2 04-24-1330 minutes of that is C25K, and the rest is walking. Still pretty freaking awesome though.

Week 1 Day 2 Complete!

Later gators.

2 thoughts on “The Best Day

  1. I know what you mean about passing random people while running. I have this mental thing about ‘thudding’ as I pass them. I actually started c25k when it was dark so no-one would see me while I looked like a tomato and wore a baseball cap as a disguise.
    It will get easier, once you enjoy the running and can go for longer times you’ll worry about it less.
    Good luck

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