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.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fitness Blogger Photoshops Her Body In Real-Time In Response To Hateful Comments, and Has Me on the Verge of Tears

Well... that time has come again.  It's been over a year, and the desire to re-dedicate myself to this blog is running strong.  I have several ideas bouncing around my head, but today will be a short and heartfelt post.

My friend recently posted this video to facebook on my wall.  Had she not, and had only tagged me in it, I would have posted it to my wall myself.  I watched it and legit almost cried.  Then my friends commented on the post, and I almost cried so many times over again.

The response to this video surprised me.  There were people who I expected it to resonate with, due to their jobs, their passions, or their life experiences.  There were also people who I would never have expected it to resonate with, but who it did.  Who then decided to take the risk to open up in a (semi-)public forum about their reactions and their own inner most feelings.  Responses from people who are thin and not.  Responses from people who are male and female.

I am so proud to have the friends I have.  I am so proud to be where I am in my life.  I have so much farther to go.  So many more things to experience, and so many more ways I hope to grow.  Recent changes in my life have highlighted that in so many ways, and this video, along with the response from my friends, has reminded me that I am able to share these things in a public forum, and that maybe I can lend strength to others in the process.

I don't use the word "love" lightly.  But I love so many of you.  For your strengths and weaknesses, for your perfections and your flaws, for your experiences that have shaped you and the experiences yet to come, because I share them with you or I can learn from you via them.

I am clearly waxing rather sentimental at this time.  There may be more of that to come.  Hope you don't mind.... and... well... if you do, then you don't have to read my wonderful blog that I share with a wonderful smart introspective woman.

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