KR Endurance Athlete Guest Post:  “Bigger Than You” by Amy Winstead

KR Endurance Athlete Guest Post: “Bigger Than You” by Amy Winstead

KR Endurance athlete and teammate Amy Winstead, shares with us in a guest post about being a part of a team. Her post was originally written for the Sgt. Sullivan Center newsletter: The Joy of Running for a Higher Purpose “Isn’t there some sort of special technique?” “Yeah, you put one leg in front of the other over and over again really fast.” -Run, FatBoy, Run I’ll tell you a secret. A secret that world class athletes and weekend warriors know to be true. Stroller Moms know it. Marathoners and road-racers know it. High school track teams know it. Olympians know it. All runners know it to be true but they will be loath to admit it to outsiders… Sometimes running sucks. Yes, there’s the pleasure of time outdoors in the sunshine. There are times when your lungs and your legs are so in tuned as to be a symphony of movement and endorphins. Sometimes the birds chirp and the flowers sway atop the rolling hills while happy farmers wave from beneath their large-brimmed hats. Sometimes the world is your playlist and you feel like the cover model from a trendy magazine, sailing along with your perfect stride and relaxed shoulders. And then there are the days when the wind whistles past your front door and you just don’t want to run. Days when the thought of putting on your shoes is too exhausting. Days when your breakfast doesn’t agree with your intestines and you just hate life. Sometimes the dog poo piles on your running path can’t be avoided or your shorts chafe or your sports bra is...