9 Amazing Ways Running Has Changed My Body Image ...

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We all know the many health benefits of running, but recently I had a mini-epiphany about a few of the ways running has changed my body image as well as my physique.

Along with better cardiac health and more energy (not to mention a drawer full of cute race tees), I’ve gained a new self-image, one I love.

If you’re thinking of giving running a try, read on, sweetie!

Here are a few of the ways running has changed my body image.

1. Thigh Gap?

I used to have a thigh gap (that often-coveted pace between your thighs when you stand with your legs together), but I’ve traded it in for legs that aren’t just thin and shapely, but toned, thicker, and powerful.

I’ve worked hard for these strong legs, running mile after mile, competing in dozens of races.

There’s no wistful look back at that thigh gap.

I’m proud of the legs I have now.

It might sound silly, but this lack-of-thigh-gap and its related lack-of-care about it is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of all the ways running has changed my body image (and my body).

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