We all get feedback from loved ones and well meaning friends. Often the advice is good and, other times, not. Because I am not at all in a neutral state of mind these days, I am asking for your opinion on this I am curious what you all think of this.
Please, click and read the article before reading the rest of this post.
I’ll wait right here…
The link was sent to me by Big Sis, who had read it on a group blog that she and her running group use to collectively post items of interest, etc. If it was sent only as an FYI, I’d probably have received it more gracefully. Instead, I read the email and immediately went into resistance. Yes, my relationship with Big Sis is a funny one. She pushes my buttons and I kick back. Nonetheless, her intent was well meaning.
Had she not included references to “getting fluffy” while doing endurance training, I might have clicked on the article sooner. Perhaps I would have been more open-minded, had she not suggested that I break from my amazing and hip coach and get a personal trainer instead. Big Sis’ insistence that I am “pounding the pavement (and my body)” too much just about did it. I ignored her email and the link until last night.
I found it hard to concentrate on the article with the muscle-bound guy in the sidebar. After completing the read, I do admit that I would love to have a stronger core. But…I have to ask how real the message is. The woman portrayed does fitness for a living. She gets paid to work out so of course she looks good. She has to. I doubt that what she wrote is all there is to it.
Even so, I LOVE to RUN. That is what I do. Running is what makes Juls happy — even when both Big and Lil Sis are kicking her butt on the trail (which is exactly what happened on Sunday).
As for Coach, I’m sticking with him because there is more to his coaching than just posting workouts for me. Unlike a personal trainer, who’s focus would be on developing a weight-training regimen alone, Coach sees me for all that I am and works with that. Believe me, weights are coming. Right now, we are just getting my running back on track.