Tuesday, February 6, 2018

What do you see?

What do you see when you look at yourself?  Is it just a female thing to cast a critical eye over your physique, noting all the imperfections?  Do blokes do it too?  Do you cast the same critical eye over your behaviour & think should I have done more, been more?

As a recreational athlete I'm not sure whether I'm more critical than others of how I look, but generally I feel my running form is a bit shite.  I ran an event on the weekend & was tagged in a picture taken by one of the course photographers & I'm hard pressed to find something I don't like!  Flattering angle perhaps?  I know I'm not as lean as I was & that I have a wobbly belly & a bit of a muffin top - but that is me being critical of me.  I am proud to say that this form is good.  That I look lean & strong.

I guess what I am trying to say is that I don't see this when I look at myself most of the time.  The same for my character I guess - always noting where I could have done more, been more, instead of acknowledging the kind & supportive things I say & do; noticing that I did go the extra mile for someone or something.  It's something I need to work on.

What do you see when you look at yourself? Do you need to remind yourself that you are enough?  I hope not, because you are.


C said...

Oh boy. Isn’t it so crazy how we see ourselves and others so differently!!!

You are, without doubt, one of the most generous, kind, interesting, gorgeous and vibrant people I know. It blows my mind that you would doubt that. I couldn’t even list all the things you have done for your family, friends, colleagues, community and furry friends. The list is endless.

I can’t speak for your running form, because I know nothing about that stuff, but looks good to me ha ha.

I completely understand where you are coming from though. Maybe that’s why we are friends. This feels like a conversation that needs wine...

Much love.

AlleyCat Runs said...

Oh Miss C!!! You are too kind!!!!!

And yes, I think we need to talk more over wine!!!!


Blue Grumpster said...

Blokes do it, too. But the hairline is worse than the good ole belly if you know what I mean.