Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Read this quote in an article recently and it kind of stuck with me.
I must admit that I do tend to compare myself with others upon occasion. Recently for example, I am comparing myself to other walkers and runners and the most recent is with one of my co-workers who just returned to work after having a tummy tuck! You can bounce a quarter on her tummy now! I find myself comparing myself to her and being envious of her flat tummy whereas mine still has bumps and a roll. She is the same age as me as well. Very easy to compare but I am not going to do it. I am not going to compare myself.
As well, with running, I compare myself to other runners, always trying to find out how I am doing by comparing myself to other runners and measuring my pace against theirs.
This quote really helps. I will drive myself crazy by comparing myself to others. As the article put it, I cannot compare my journey to someone else's as it is theirs, not mine.
The only way I can realistically measure my progress is by comparing myself today to the self from yesterday. And if I do that, I can honestly say, I am a stronger runner than I was the last time and although my stomach is not flat, it is much smaller than it was!
Now that feels good!!!