Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Celebrating Fitness

This morning I read a post by my friend Barb calling me out for insulting her.  I've been an insensitive bitch and she's tired of it.

It seems that at least once a week, and usually more often, I see someone lamenting about how slow they are biking, running, swimming, or whatever. Or how they didn’t go far enough, or saying how horrible their workout was because…wait for it…they were injured.

While her comments were NOT targeted directly at me, I've certainly been guilty of the above-mentioned crime.  Sadly enough, I've also been hurt by others doing the exact same thing.  Of all people, I should know better - making the offense far worse.

I think I've been pretty good hear lately about controlling my own negative thoughts and posts, but then again I've been happy with my pace/progress here recently.  Would I feel the same if the PRs weren't rolling in?

For the month of September (and hopefully beyond) I pledge to stand with Barb and anyone else willing to join us.

I pledge to celebrate every workout I do in September. I won’t put myself down just because my pace or distance was not what I had planned. I will celebrate the victory of that workout, which might be as simple as getting out when I really didn’t want to or as profound as a personal record. It doesn’t matter how big or small the victory seems at the time – I will celebrate it and ditch the negative. 
Care to join us? Also? Please feel free to make a citizen's arrest if you catch me participating in the offensive act.


  1. Yay! So glad you're joining me :)

  2. Honestly, that is going to be really hard for me but I will try with y'all.

  3. It's hard not to be self critical, but I fall victim to it, too. This is a good thing she started...