Welcome! This Blog is run by two amazing lady runners who don't fit into a box.

I am a runner who does NOT fit into the stereotypical body type of a runner. I have hips, a bum, thighs, and breasts. I jiggle all over the place no matter how much spandex I put on, and my gut usually hangs over my shorts. I work in the mental health field, and have a passion for inciting outrage regarding the media's portrayal of women, their bodies, and their abilities. I am a beautiful woman who sometimes struggles to remember it. I am a runner who sometimes feels more like a slogger.


I have the spirit of a runner inside me that just won't let me quit- no matter how much I sometimes would like to! Physically, I certainly have many of the things Chrys mentions up there- hips, thighs, bum, boobs, tummy, all of it- and Lord knows all of it likes to jiggle around while I do just about anything, especially running! I am passionate about body image, the Health at Every Size & Size Acceptance movements, and love finding inspiration in as many places as possible. Working as a therapist, one of my personal goals is to live as in-line with my values as I possibly can- this blog is one of the ways I figure all that out.

Join us on out adventures in running and ramblings on Body Image.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Eating Disorder Awareness

This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

This is a topic close to my heart, so I thought I would share some of the "fun" facts that you might not know about Eating Disorders.

  • There are more people in the US right now who are struggling with an Eating Disorder than there are people with green eyes. 
  • Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder - many people die of suicide, malnutrition, or heart attack.  Eating Disorders can kill even during periods of recovery/after a person is recovered, due to the damage that it can cause to the heart and other organs. 
  • Despite the common belief that Eating Disorders are a disease that affects "rich white girls," 1 in 3 or 4 people with an Eating Disorder is male.  It is believed that non-white Americans suffer Eating Disorders at similar rates to white Americans, with the exception of Anorexia Nervosa, which does, for some reason, seem to affect Caucasians more so than minorities.  
If you want to learn more, check out the NEDAwareness Articles posted on the NEDAwareness website.  

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