There is No Finish Line

Health & Fitness, Style, Weight Loss, Workout Style

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About a month ago I was shopping. I know what you’re thinking: That’s such a surprise, Kate! You never shop. As I was doing my normal walk through Nordstrom, I saw this tanktop. The colors caught my eye, but what it said stuck with me: There is No Finish Line. I walked out of the store without buying the top, but kept thinking about it…

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Then, after weeks of checking that the shirt was still available online, I purchased it. There was just something that stuck with me about that phrase. Surely there is a finish line, isn’t there? If I run a race and go through the yellow tape at the end, I’ve crossed the finish line. If I complete a Zumba class, a barre class, a bike ride, etc., I’ve made it to their respective finish line(s). But then I realized, once I cross those finish lines, there are more and more finish lines to cross; new goals have been set whether intentional or not, to achieve the next level.

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Putting this phrase in the context of my weight loss journey is probably the easiest light for me to realize that there is no true finish line. After my first 8 week challenge and losing 30lbs, I wanted to keep going and complete another 8 week challenge, and another, and another. At the same time, I wanted to do more and more athletically: teaching classes, adding in new fitness types, more endurance on cycling, incorporating running. With every finish line I cross and accomplishment I achieve, there are a new goals to complete and new finish lines to cross.

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Top // Pants (similar) // Shoes c/o Brooks Running // Watch

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