Lately, I’ve been questioning myself a lot… wondering things like: Why do I care so much about healthy living? Why do I care about something that can seem so superficial on the surface and that in the grand scheme of things, is so insignificant in comparison to “real life” and “real problems”? I even started to question why I spend so much of my time in preparation for a race? Who cares?
I haven’t been posting regularly over the past few weeks because I’ve struggled to find a meaningful answer to these questions.
Healthy living in comparison to lets say… living with an illness, or living in a war torn region for example… just does not stack up and I started feeling silly for sharing ways to maximize a privileged first world way of living. But though it is important to have perspective, I’ve been reminded over the past few days that it’s OK to care about it… That even though it may not ‘stack up’, it does matter, it is something I’m passionate about, and sharing my honest approach to healthy living actually does have a positive impact.
So, thank-you to the people who have reached out and reminded me of that. I am officially no longer lost in my thoughts and seeing the Olympics come to a close this weekend has definitely confirmed it for me… it has been amazing watching the best athletes in the world do their thing and it has been such a nice change of pace seeing positive headlines in the news too.
Just a few days ago I was questioning why I bother racing at all and what the meaning of it all is, and now I’m searching for another race to sign up to. I love competing and I thrive off of keeping an active lifestyle. Is there meaning behind it? Maybe not… but it keeps me sane, it gives me something to work towards and I simply enjoy it. So why not?
In saying that, I have a race report post coming up next and an exciting announcement to make too. Onwards and upwards…
3 responses to Who cares?
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[…] being able to finish this race helped snap me out of my ‘Who Cares?’ way of thinking and it also got me motivated to sign up for another race. It reminded me how great […]
As someone who has yo-yo dieted her way through her teens and twenties I’m learning (albeit, more slowly than most) the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. People, like you, who share their passions with others are my inspiration to eat cleaner, run further, train harder. Passion fuels purpose – by sharing your passions you’re inspiring others to question their “whys” and build healthy habits. You’re definitely making an impact and you’ve certainly inspired/motivated/taught me a lot.