“You worked on your farmers tan”

This quote was on the wall of a running group I “belong” to, Mamas on the Run. (I say “belong” because I still haven’t made it to a group run. Truth be told, I don’t if I ever will be able to make it.  It is on Sunday nights, and Sundays are just busy days for me and most of them are accounted for all summer long.  This is a great group of girls though-  so someday, I hope to actually meet them in person!)

Had to share this one—->

“You pretended the snooze button didn’t exist. You dragged your butt out of bed while others slept. While others ate their pancakes you had a feast of protein, glucose and electrolytes. You double-knotted. You left the porch light on and locked the door behind you. You ran. 5ks, 10ks, 26.2 miles. Some days more, some days less. You rewarded a long run with a short run. And a short run with a long run. Rain tried to slow you. Sun tried to microwave you. Snow made you feel like a warrior. You cramped. You bonked. You paid no mind to comfort. On weekends. On holidays. You made excuses to keep going. Questioned yourself. Played mind games. Put your heart before your knees. Listened to your breathing. Sweat sunscreen into your eyes. Worked on your farmers tan. You hit the wall. You went through it. You decided to be a man about it. You decided to be a woman about it. Finished what you started. Proved what you were made of. Just kept putting mile after mile on your internal odometer.”

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