Healthy and Happy (@knightrunner22 blog)

posted by Jenny on the Run
Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 8:11am EDT

This blog is all about me, Jenny Scherer, & my many adventures in running! I recently graduated from Division III St. Norbert College after having run track & field/cross country for 4 years for the Green Knights, & am now a professional runner for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project! I pour my heart & soul in to running - it keeps me sane, and the success I have achieved makes all the hard work pay off. Come follow me as I continue to mature as a runner, and a person!

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“My coach finally put it out there: “You want to be different, yet you crave to be normal.” It’s true. I didn’t want to be like the other girls. I wanted to be better than them. But I wanted to be one of them.”

–Chrissie Wellington, multi-time Ironman Champ— describing how I similarly felt for quite some time as a female distance runner. It was… kind of a relief to see my feelings actually explained in words, and by one of the greatest endurance athletes ever, nonetheless.

It’s been an important step for me to not only realize, but to truly BELIEVE runners come in all shapes and sizes. It’s a process I’ll surely have to keep working at. Luckily I’ve had supportive people reminding me…

Accept the body you were given, be confident about it, and do the best you possibly can with what you have. What’s “normal” for one person isn’t for another. Don’t deprive yourself of anything because you think you should look a certain way. Be healthy, be happy…chances are you’ll find yourself running faster than ever before.

That’s what I’ll continue to work hard towards. :)

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