… so I have been told ;)
After one week with an extra accessory of 6 blue stitches on my chinny chin chin, my “stress fracture”, as the doc called it, was all healed and ready to be thread-free! I will admit that the first thing I thought about following the accident was having permanent proof on my face forever and ever. The black and blue bruises decorating my legs will eventually go away, but I’ll always have a 3/4-inch scar on my chin to remind me of the day I ate sh*t on a treadmill the day after running a killer race.
Rather than bumming myself out all week about having a new “imperfection” on my body, I’ve been thinking about how thankful I am my crash didn’t cause worse injuries… as well as all the positive things my body’s got going on ;)
I’ve been inspired by Caitlin & the Operation Beautiful movement for quite some time, but it wasn’t until today – when I had to embrace the new mark on my face – that I got around to posting my first two Operation Beautiful notes of my own.
While at the gym earlier today, I secretly stuck one in a bathroom stall of the women’s locker room and another in a locker. I started with simple messages, but now that I have a couple cute Post-It pads, I am anxious to spread the “beautiful bug”.
I love that sticking a random note in a public place can make you feel so good. I hope they brightened someone else’s day, too :)
Have you participated in the Operation Beautiful movement?
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- 1 mi. ITR
- 35-minutes treadmill [first time since my spill – ahhh!]
10 min. @ 4.6mph
10 min. @ 6.8mph – 1.0 incline
10 min. @ 6.8mph – 2.0 incline
5 min. @ 4.8mph
- 25-minutes strength training – abs, arms & legs
Well, I’m off to scope out a new, organic fro yo shop… seeing as a huge Chipotle salad just isn’t enough food. Haha!
See ya later…
What do you love about your body? Come on… I wanna hear it!