“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

You Don't Have a Runner's Body.

"I'm not saying your fat," said Doc, "but your a big girl, you just don't have a runners body."  WHAT?! This is what my Chiropractor said to me as I lay on the table waiting for him to adjust my apparently HUGE hips.  Then he proceeded to say, "What are you...about 130-135?"  REALLY?  I wanted to say "Oh yeah Doc, I'm 130...give or take 35 lbs."  Instead I just nodded my head.  If he thought 130 was too much weight for my 5'8" frame to handle, he would freak if he knew I was 160!  Thankfully, I'm confident enough with myself that I won't let his misguided comment turn me into an anorexic.
   I explained to Doc that I am fully aware that I will never place first in the Boston Marathon. That is not nor will it ever be my goal.  My goal is to do my personal best with the body I was given.  I don't have an "Elite" runners body, but I AM a runner, therefore my body IS a runner's body.  The elite runners are born to run.  I was born to breed. LOL!! That is now a joke between my hubby and I.
I probably sounded a little too defensive, but most of the women I know who run don't have the body of an "Elite" runner.  They are everyday women and mothers who run for sanity, for peace, and for the sense of accomplishment.
Truth be told.. I like by big Italian butt!






Much love to all my running friends and your rockin' bodies!!

Grace and peace,

12 comments:

Teamarcia said...

Seriously? I would have been hard pressed to resist 'adjusting' his mouth to the permanently shut position. Runner's body by eye! You run, you have a body, ergo runner's body! Sorry you had to endure that!

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

April... gotta love it! I'm 100% I-Tie, and I have an old jewish man's body - skinny ass legs, and a tire tube belly but I run, and plan on continuing to run! The nerve of that Dr. I love that you are too confident to let it get to you - you are therefore my hero! Keep on Keeping on!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

What??? You should have kicked him in the head.

Mary said...

If you run, your a runner no matter how much junk is in the trunk. Seriously! I love the picture though, cute post.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

And did said Dr. have a perfect body?? FYi you look amazing!

Morgan said...

He seriously said that?!??! OMG! Um I may be small but I totally rock some ghetto booty and hips! Power to the birthing hips!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You look great! I can't believe he said that. I'm right there with you! YAY for the "big girls!"

Christina said...

The Dr is an idiot.

Heather said...

Sounds like you need a new ghiropractor! Maybe one who is not such a moron???

ajh said...

Wow! How did you stay civil? How rude! What does he do for exercise?

Ruthie said...

LOVE YOU BLOG!
the Dr needs to get out and run more :) he hasnt been to many running events has he??

I am one of those moms who runs for peace, joy, time alone, and the confidence setting and reaching goals brings :)

your FIT! and could kick his butt in a race i bet :)

keep up the good work!
blessings
ruthie

Katie A. said...

Just checking in on you...love your blog so far! Very pretty!
I can't believe your chiro said that! WTH? You need to find a new one...one part of the chiro practice is to also make sure you feel complete apon leaving. Doesn't sound like he is taking that to heart! BTW, you look fabulous! Great job on your running!

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