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 21, 2014

Why I Run Part IV: Vanity

Oatmeal Comic Response Part IV: Vanity

While vanity has been, admittedly, a part of my reason for running at times, it has never really been my primary reason.  I run to feel strong, I run to feel like I am in shape.  I run to improve my cardiovascular endurance for dance and other activities.  I actually get REALLY annoyed with the focus on weight loss and looks.  Would I like to lose some weight right now?  Yes.  Is that why I run?  No.  I certainly didn't expect any major changes in my body when I first began running.  I still LOVE this comic.

I love core work, but I hate crunches.  I love the idea of them being an attempt to head butt ones' crotch.  I find it amazingly humorous.  Amazingly awesomely humorous.  And I will think about it every time I do crunches (which is about once a week.)

I love the idea of falling into something real, something of consequence, even if it's a hole.  Real life hurts sometimes.  Real life isn't always fun.  But it's real.  And it's life. And if you don't do something of consequence, what is it worth?

Please.  Let's not be Baked Potatoes.

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