A love letter to my quadriceps

Dear Quads,

As I’ve started running, you’ve become extremely helpful in powering through every single run. Through this process, you’ve endured inconsistent exercise, worn out shoes and long days to keep me upright. When I first saw that you’d become defined, I thought I’d worn a dent in my legs from leaning against wells while bartending.

You were my first proof that running has changed my body, and that I’m stronger than I’ve ever been. Don’t get jealous that I’ve resumed weight training — I’d like for the rest of my body to match your strength and definition. As I keep running, it will help prevent injury and also relax the rest of me.

Please continue to be nice when I break out the foam roller. Unlike some of your comrades (cough cough IT band), you don’t regularly cause me agonizing pain on the torture wheel. It’s a relatively new development, I know, but it’ll be good for the both of us, OK?

Unless you develop to a freakish size, I’m really looking forward to showing you off next Spring. I’ve got several pairs of shorts that will flaunt your angled beauty, so don’t get too crazy, mmkay? My clothing budget’s currently nonexistent and I can’t really spring for much of anything. While you’re at it, tell the rest of your comrades the same thing. I’m already tiring of baggy winter clothing, and I don’t want to find the same thing when it warms up.

Love,

Clair

Today’s #bloglikecrazy topic was to celebrate a part of my body. I chose my quads — that’s not too weird, right?

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4 responses to “A love letter to my quadriceps

  1. Hooray for quads! I love mine 🙂

  2. When I played rugby (poorly) I had problems with my knees. It turned out my quads were severely underdeveloped. I’m not sure they’re much better now, but they were really bad then. Which always seemed strange since I’d done ballet.

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