I am really new to this and realize this question may not fit here but couldn't find a great fit, so please let me know and I can move it. (Also, I'm posting on my husband's account, I'm not really a bald guy.)
I absolutely love running but recently I have found that I have been tying a lot of my self-worth to my ability to run. Over the last few years my sister-in-law has picked up running and I feel threatened. For some reason it feels that if she is also a runner then...what makes me special?
I hate this feeling. I know that I should just be happy for her wanting to run more but anytime she brings it up I instantly feel unhappy and angry. I really feel like we could have a great relationship if it wasn't for these feelings that I have been having.
So...is this a normal feeling? And are there any good steps that could be taken to help me overcome it? I've addressed it with her and tried to be open but it still weighs heavily upon me.
Thanks in advance!