I had one of those "wow" moments today. I ran in my company's annual 5K race and did very well (4th woman overall). I was surprised and pleased. But that wasn't my wow moment.
As I was walking back to the office, I realized - or a better phrase is that I fully internalized -- that my body is amazing. Of late, I haven't been loving it as completely as I should. In fact, I've been frustrated with it. I've noticed that it works a little differently than it has in the past, that things have changed. I have more wrinkles, etc. etc. etc. (For context: I'm 37.) And yet, I ran this race and my body performed soooo well when I pushed it. My wow moment was when I realized that I need to love my body more fully. I need to stop obsessing over a line here and a sag there and dark circles. Focus instead on all the really cool things this body does for me, like taking me on great adventures. That's what I want to teach my niece, too.