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“SHE WHO PUSHES YOU, EMPOWERS YOU”
WHO PUSHES YOU TO REACH YOUR FITNESS GOALS?
When Athleta reached out and asked me to share a girl boss who inspires me on my fitness journey, the first person who came to mind was my mum. My mum is my Girl Boss Inspo on so many levels but I am sure for some, fitness doesn’t seem like the usual!
Let me tell you why. I am currently training for my first half marathon which will take place on January the 27th in Miami! Running has always been fairly therapeutic for me. When I am stressed it helps me ease my mind and work through my feelings. The thought of running a half marathon though, that gives me more of a feeling of anxiety and dread haha.
But one of the beautiful things about my mum, is that nothing can stop her. She is the most resilient human being I have come to know. A few years ago she started to run in the evenings as a way to keep fit. She would run about 2 miles a few nights a week. At some point she set a personal goal for herself to run a Half Marathon. At first I thought it would be so tough on her but she knew otherwise. She believed in herself and she wasn’t going to be defeated.
When she ran her first half marathon I was so proud of her. It was in that moment that I decided I wanted to do one too. But I kind of just added it to my life long to do list and carried on.
Then I visited her in the Fall and she took me on a few runs in a beautiful park in DC. Now in her mid 50’s, I continue to be inspired by her sense of freedom and joy. I was reminded how therapeutic and mentally relaxing running is and of my goal to run my own half marathon. When I got home to LA I started to research and to ask around. The Miami half marathon turned out to be the perfect fit as I have a few friends running it also.
I am so excited to run my first half marathon and am continually grateful to have someone who can push me, inspire me, and laugh with me along the way!
ATHLETA CONTENDER TIGHTS
Athleta recently launched their new line of Contender Tights! In support of my fitness journey, they sent my mum and I a couple pairs to try out. We tested them out on our morning runs while I was visiting this holiday season and loved them.
They fit us both so comfortably. I personally only wear high waisted workout gear as I love the support and how flattering they are. If you’re a fan of high waisted workout bottoms then these will fit you perfectly . They come in a variety of colours so don’t hesitate to find the style that’ll make you feel like a boss in the gym.
Click here to find our favourite style!
Thank you so much to the team at Athleta and my beautiful mother for supporting me on my fitness journey!
Travel Love Grow,
René Daniella xxo