There are so many adulting lessons I’ve learned over the years. What I find interesting is how they come up in different contexts, but then you see how they apply to all sorts of areas of life. I wrote this article about 5 Tips I wish my younger running self had known, but the reality is that these 5 tips apply in all different areas of life.
Trail Sisters is a women’s trail running community, but it is so much more than that. Their mission is to inspire, educate, and empower women by giving women equal opportunities in the running community. It’s a beautiful network of badass women showing up day after day to train and compete in a supportive environment.
I wrote this article for the Trail Sisters website as I reflected back on my younger self and my journey in running and personal fitness. There were so many things that got in my way, and these 5 tips are just the start of them!
Here’s the highlight reel:
- Your friends can be competitive with you and lift you up at the same time.
- Buy good equipment, it’s worth it. But maybe skip dinner out instead.
- We’re not all on the same path/timeline, and that’s ok.
- Nobody is paying as much attention to you as you are.
- Although training is great, go ahead and run that half-marathon without having trained!
I hope you’ll check out the article and share it with someone if you think it might help them!
The photo used in the article is from an epic trail run that my friend Robin and I tackled last summer. It was a beautiful day and when you’re running/hiking for almost 4 hours there are a lot of opportunities to reflect on life lessons and our adulting journey, so we covered it all!