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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl...  (More)

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Post-workout selfies

Uploaded: Nov 26, 2019
When I was in college and completed my first long training group run, I took a selfie. I don’t see that photo very often, but when I stumble upon it I remember how excited, exhausted, and proud I was. We had just run 18 miles and I couldn’t wait to run my first marathon that fall.

This year when I started running and swimming again, I started taking post-workout selfies. I wasn’t trying to track any fitness progress, I just wanted to remember how good I felt after working out. It was great motivation. Seeing the selfies accumulate on my phone reminded me how often I was actually able to sneak in a run and/or a swim. And how exercising truly was becoming a part of my weekly routine again.

With young kids, it is hard to workout daily. And during the holiday season, it becomes even more challenging to squeeze in a workout. But these selfies help me focus on the positives. I don’t see any negative reminders of the days I missed a workout. Whenever I scroll through the photos on my phone I just see my post-workout selfies intermixed with smiling, silly kids who are so excited to celebrate this holiday season.
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