Running used to make me angry at my body. You know what? Just like I needed to let go of some silly vision of the "perfect body" I thought I needed to have, I also needed to let go of the vision of the "perfect runner" I thought I needed to be. When I did that, everything changed for the better. Instead of seeing running as something I could do to control my body, I started seeing it as something wonderful my body allowed me to do. I run because it makes me STRONG and POWERFUL. I run because it makes me feel BEAUTIFUL. I run because it makes me see my body as an amazing tool and NOT something I have to just deal with. I run because I have never felt as INVINCIBLE as I have after a really great run.