In the past couple of weeks, blogs have been taken over with Under Armour's new campaign for What's Beautiful. It's all about redefining what we see as beautiful and setting our goals higher and doing everything we can to achieve them. That in its own is beautiful.
Accomplishment is beautiful. As an athlete, I know the feeling of beauty. When I cross a barrier never crossed before, it's one of the most amazing and beautiful feelings. I actually had a friend just this week ask me if I feel beautiful after running a long distance. At first I looked at her and thought "NO! I look my worst once I finish running!" But then I got to thinking about it and I realize exactly what she meant. She gets it and she isn't even a runner.
There is still a fine line in all of this if you ask me. While we always want to improve ourselves and be better than we were the day before, we also need to feel comfortable with who we are and love ourselves for what we are today. It took a lot of work to get to where we are today and it's an ongoing process to become something....or someone that we truly want to be but be proud of the journey. As long as you're always open to learning, you will continue to grow.
One of my favorite things about this campaign is that it's all women working together. It's not every woman for herself. You can join teams to motivate each other and to keep each other on track. There is also opportunities to win some great swag from Under Armour, including a trip to Costa Rica!
If you would like to sign up, you can do so here. You can also follow me here! I'd love to follow you as well.
My goals are to run a Sub 2 half marathon. I'm close, but just not there yet. I also need some redeption on last years marathon. I will run a sub 4:20 full marathon. I have all summer to work toward these goals and will do everything I can to do them.
What are your goals this year?
Your goals for the Under Armour campaign can be ANYTHING. They do not have to involve running. It's all about pushing your limits and going beyond anywhere you've been before. I will. Will you?