I admit that I have not yet seen Brittney Runs a Marathon…. YET!
I admit that I love the trailer! I can’t wait to see it and am planning a girls night out with my Moms Run This Town Running friends. Runners LOVE, LOVE, LOVE running stories…. We love to watch them. We love to read about them. We love to tell them. I can’t wait for this movie.
It looks very cute to me. Maybe a little bit like your typical rom com type movie, but with a running twist. Since I love running stories and also rom com’s this seems like a win win situation. I must also admit that per the trailer it reminds me a bit of me. I still remember after turning 40 when I told my husband that I was going to sign up for a Sprint Triathlon after not doing any type of exercise for years and his response was….. “Well maybe you should get off the couch first” but in a loving way. Besides it’s all good and they don’t call the program I used the Couch to 5K for nothing.
Anyway, very excited about this movie and then I read a Runner’s World article (What ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ Gets Wrong About Running While Fat)…..
I’ve been dealing with this since I started running. I started running to get back into shape. To take my life back after birthing 3 babies. When I started my youngest was in Kindergarten and I claimed it the Year of Me. And while I did get into shape, I did not necessarily look like I got into shape. I did initially loose weight, but after my thyroid surgery I gained 20 pounds. It is what it is.
I am healthier (not counting the whole Hypopara thing)
I am more fit.
I no longer get winded going up the stairs.
I have more endurance (remember I was able to run a 50K running for 7 hours)
With all of this every year when I go to my doctors for my annual physical, she looks at the numbers.
Cholesteral – Really good
Blood Pressure – Awesome
Health Questionare – great answers
Weight – What the Hell
I switched doctors once after my previous one told me that “a women your age, should have small breakfast, salad for lunch, and a protein shake for dinner since metablalism slows as you age.” Yeah, I get that whole metabolism thing stopping, but No thank you. Besides, it’s really hard to train for a marathon if you are not properly fueling.
My current doctor at least looks at the whole picture. She knows the numbers don’t tell the full story. Plus my weight minus the bump after my surgery has pretty much remained stable. On top of that…. Have you seen has muscular my legs are? lol
Here is the thing…. Would I like the number on the scale to be lower? Sure. I’m not going to lie. Does that mean I am unhappy with myself? Not really. I don’t let my weight define me. It is what it is and I’m ok with that. If I wasn’t, I would do something about it. So what I would say running has done for me is to give me the confidence to know (for me at least) size doesn’t matter. And for anyone who will judge me personally, professionally, or in my running by my size……
Well they probably aren’t someone I would be hanging out with anyway