Letting go of the Athlete you were, to make room for the athlete you are
Happy Thursday! I hit my storage limit (womp womp), so I've been thumbing through old photos and clearing house.
The digital refresh has me pining for warmer, more active days.
Lately it has felt a bit like I am hanging onto my identity as an athlete by the last thread. Looking at old pictures from the summer, I can't help but wonder if I'll ever get back there.
I used to reminisce about running and think that it was only a matter of time before I ran another marathon...but now I know nothing is guaranteed. You could, say, find yourself with multiple stress reactions and 3 surgeries, before you ever get that chance ;)
All of this looking back on the athlete I used to be has me wondering what kind of athlete I'll be tomorrow. I never would have guessed I'd be a climber. Who knows what my next metamorphosis will be.... ice skater? weight lifter? roller derby-er?
It is hard to say goodbye to the athlete I used to be, but it makes way for the athlete I will be. Whoever that its!