After three good days of rest, I was ready to hit the gym and lift and run and do all the things! Alas, work happened (so many meetings) and I needed to just pick one and fit it in. So I hopped on the treadmill for a nice progression run– the first mile and a half was a gentle pace, and then I kept turning the speed up until I died (I didn’t actually die). 3 miles in 36 minutes and I was ready to shower and get on with my day. I suppose I can lift tomorrow (provided that I don’t have any more surprise meetings).
I follow lots of great bloggers here on the WordPress platform. One of the interesting things about reading and writing in these spaces is that a lot of us are walking along a similar path but we’re at different places and going at different paces. There’s truly nothing new under the sun, and indeed, lots of us have read and written posts about topics like "I’m going to eat this delicious food without shame!" and "celebrate strong!" This is good; these are fundamental ideas and we’re all going to address them in our own ways.
I’ve been thinking that I’d like to read and think about a broader swath of perspectives, though. As an educated, able-bodied, middle-aged-ish white woman from North America with some time and money to throw at my fitness hobbies, it’s all too easy for me to read around and hear echoes of myself and think my experience is universal– and universally applicable.