Every BODY can run.... I recently saw this running "stat" picture and it had 3 body types running "big, littler, littlest" I can't tell you how much hate I have for this but I'll try!
Subliminally telling you "if you run you will look like this and be 'perfect' and happy and wear skimpy little clothes..." 😡 please tell me what is wrong with the first and second picture?! Why should women want to run to achieve this, why can't we love the way we look and enjoy running for the love of running ?! I'm happily running in my sports bra and I look NOTHING like the last picture. I see it saying "big girls cover up, as you lose weight lose clothes?!" I mean seriously! Support women in ALL body shapes and ALL size! I'm proof big girls can run, and CAN have confidence doing it.
Suck it Nike.
I love listening to Kelly Roberts podcast Run, Selfie, Repeat, what I love is her honesty, openness and truth! Like her I have strong feelings (as you can see) about running and body shaming and straight up bullshit. I hate that these companies continue to try and paint the perfect picture of an athlete or runner.... bi+ch please! Why couldn't the first girl be running in the same clothes as the last? Why do I have to change?! Would I like to lose weight, yes.... however I don't solely to lose weight, I run because I love it. I love the freeing feeling I get whether it is a good run or a not so good run.
So ladies remember love who you are, wherever you are in your journey. Find other women who are also there for you and won't tear you down, but build you up!
I think this also is coming from a personal comment I got this weekend. I don't really want to get too deep into it, but it hurt and it stuck in my head for too long. I felt myself sinking and second guessing myself, I felt my old self trying to sneak in the crack and defeat me. I had an amazing run that day but my brain was not on the same wave length. I was in and out of tears at points and my head was spinning with evil remarks. I wanted my head to clear out but all it did was mush up. My journey started because of my father in laws sudden too soon passing.... don't tell me "Some times friends and family times out do work outs 😘 relax and enjoy life as you don't know what tomorrow will bring!"
I commented really nicely back but what I wanted to say was "bi+ch please we lost Ken at 61, I'm not burying my husband that young!"
I'm sure hormones have something to do with it, scratch that I know hormones had a lot to do with it lol, but honestly don't try to rain on my parade. Regardless I put it all in the past and I'm gonna keep doing me.
So tell me what have you overcome, a silly ad that rubbed you the wrong way? naysayers getting in your way? or your own self thinking?
Please leave a comment, I would love to chat!
What changed for you that made you decide to run?