Updated: Jun 26
A reminder for you today.
If you run you have a runner’s body. Let me repeat that for you, if you run (and no matter how far or often at that) you have a runner’s body.
There is no specific body type that is designated as a runner’s body. You don’t have to look like any other runner- whether on Instagram, on your team, in your conference. Your body is unique and is meant to look different from everyone else’s. You were created uniquely and wonderfully with a unique set of genetics, a unique family that you were born into, unique energy needs, and a specific purpose for your life that your body helps you to achieve; your body is meant to look different from every other person’s body on this earth.
Please don’t try to make your body look like someone else’s because your body is beautiful and fearfully and wonderfully created just as it is. You wouldn’t try to squeeze your foot into a different sized shoe would you? And a Chihuahua will never look like a Golden Retriever no matter how hard it tries and that is ok and beautiful. There is diversity in our body types and that brings beauty.
Your body is enough just as it is. You are enough just as you are. And you never have to change your body.
Psalm 139:13-14– For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Ephesians 2:10– For we are God’s handiwork (masterpiece), created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
1 Samuel 6:7– 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Matthew 6:25– “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”
Megan Ludke is a woman of God, Founder and Executive Director of Live RecoverED (formerly RecoverED Athletes), a school-based physical therapist, and a current PSU graduate student (M.Ed. Health Education & Promotion concentration in Eating Disorders). She is recovered from anorexia, orthorexia, depression, OCD, and social anxiety. Megan is deeply passionate about her work at Live RecoverED, having felt the pain and darkness of struggling with an eating disorder. When not working, Megan loves spending time with her boyfriend and family and loves being outside- hiking or reading in a hammock.