gratitude52, Week 23: She’s Got Legs…featured

gratitude52, Week 23: She's Got Legs... {the ponytail diaries}

gratitude52 (because “52 Weeks of Gratitude” is too much of a mouthful) is a year-long challenge/series on, obviously, gratitude. Read more about the challenge here and all gratitude52 posts here.

I’ll be honest: These kind of prompts make me kind of uncomfortable.

I won’t get into a whole big thing about it here, but it’s partly not wanting to seem vain and partly not always being 100% thrilled with my “physical traits.”

But I’m very okay with my legs. My lower legs — my calves — for sure. I have mixed feelings about my thighs, especially when I wear shorts that are too short on runs over 5-6 miles and forget to use Vaseline (I’m too cheap for Body Glide). But my calves…well, they’re nicely shaped and strong as hell. I kinda enjoy seeing them flexed and working.

And my hair’s pretty nice. I could do without the cowlicks, but it usually looks decent and it pretty easy to handle. I’m glad it’s not curly (because then knowing me it would just be a tangled mess) or super-fine or super-thick. And hairstylists always comment on how healthy it is, so there’s that.

This is weird to think about. I’ve more or less gotten (or am working on getting) to the point where I may not always be thrilled with how someone¬†looks, but I’m okay or even pleased with how it works. Like, my feet are your typical rough, callused runner’s feet. They’re not pretty, but I sure as hell appreciate what they do for me. And I keep telling myself I should take better care of them, to make them look a little better, yes, but also just to thank them for keeping me moving and (hopefully) help them be able to keep doing that for many years.

So…yeah. Like I said, this is a weird prompt.