I’m having several crisis of identities and a big one has to do with this blog’s name, which is also my username everywhere on social. Am I still NeonRunnerGirl? Is the tattoo on my left shoulder blade still relevant?
I’m still just walking. I’ve only missed two days so far in September. Every so often, maybe once a week or so, I get the urge to run. To feel the air rush in my face. To feel the slight weightlessness as both feet are off the ground. The difference in running and walking is that part of running is flying…the human body is completely airborne. But I can’t bring myself to lift my knee higher. To make the move from walking to running.
Walking I’m grounded to the earth…even when I’m walking a fast 15:00 pace. Maybe that’s what I need now. Solid ground beneath my feet.
Running will be there when I’m ready. Running will always be there.
Your tattoo is absolutely still relevant! Those are amazing accomplishments in your life, even if you transition away from running. You conquered all of those. It’s like a chapter in your book of life. Wear it proudly, enjoy the walking journey and give yourself some grace!