A Date with My Body: LA Marathon

My body and I went on a 26.2-mile adventure on Sunday, running and walking through the streets of Los Angeles with 25,000 fellow participants of the LA Marathon. Although I was in the sea of runners for many, many hours during the race, I felt like my body and I were alone, talking, laughing, and learning about each other. My body is someone I’ve spent the last 30-something years with, 24-7, but I felt like I still learned a new thing or two about her that day. I love her. I really, really love her and appreciate her for everything that she does for me, every day. She is tough, tenacious, thoughtful, generous, patient and very forgiving. I am so happy that I get to spend the rest of my life with my body. She is truly my best friend and I promise to take care of her for the rest of our lives.

We headed over to a local grocery store after the marathon,  and I gave my body permission to eat whatever she wants in the entire store.  I thought she would grab a pint of Hagen Daaz or a huge bag of chocolate-covered pretzels, but instead, we walked out with three grapefruits, two mangoes, a jar of peanut butter, a bottle of pomegranate juice, and spicy tuna roll with brown rice. I will admit that I was a little shocked by her selection … but she did walk out with two bottles of red wine. That’s my girl. 🙂

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3 thoughts on “A Date with My Body: LA Marathon

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  2. VERY NICE!
    So proud of you on many levels. Good for you for those healthier selection of food to took home with you. Give your girl a little more protein for recovery and repair, too 🙂 I’m sure she’ll appreciate that!

    I’m so glad you guys had a fun bonding day together. I’ve gotten to know my body much better during the marathon too. She’s so good to me… I was going to walk at mile 24-25 so I won’t look like a total mess to cross the finish line (ie. all the crowd & cameras). But my body wouldn’t let me walk… adrenaline kicked in and I was dashing like a madman for 2 miles straight! It was like the fastest miles I ran lol.

    I thanked my knees, feet, legs and everywhere else that was so sore & in so much pain. I iced them, foam rolled them, used salonpas and it was a miracle that soreness went away almost completely by end of day 2 & I went biking for 90 minutes! Our bodies are so good to us… we’re blessed. It’s important to give thanks every single day 🙂 (hence the well-deserved massage tomorrow) 🙂

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