Weight hung around the shoulders of a runner I drove passed on my way to the gym with my daughter. My first thought was, you go girl. And you’re running with weight packs around your shoulders? Good for you!
Until I looked at her struggle in that vest under the oppressive heat. And realized so many of us do life like that. We live weighed down—as if it’s normal and commendable.
Now I understand why she ran with weight around her shoulders. She added a weight training element to her cardio because Lord knows us ladies need to maintain strong bones as we age.
But there’s a difference between running a few miles carrying weight and living years with stuff weighing you down morning, noon, and night.