Monday, July 20, 2015

Kudos to you Women's Running Magazine!!!

 
 
If you're a runner, you've seen the cover of the new Women's Running Magazine - right?

It's everywhere

... & I think for good reason...

I was so excited to see it.

Even more excited when mine came in the mail on Saturday morning.


I just read the letter from the Editor this morning & was already tearing up.

Talks about 'what is healthy' & how people expect to look at a runner & expect to see only ONE body type?  I don't think so...

Healthy comes in a lot of difference sizes.

Believe me, my race pictures are nothing like any of the other women that grace the cover of the running magazines...

... until now...

I saw the little interview snippet with the model on the cover & she said she's been running since she was in high school when she played volleyball.  Some may look at her & not think she exercises or tries to take care of herself.  They would be wrong.

I've always said that I know when people look at me, they have no idea the battle I fight.  The focus I have on my food & what I can & can't eat - the struggle I have.  The amount of time I put into exercising sweating & fighting to try & get down a pound or two.  The work that I put into trying to be healthy.

My sweet husband sees me sweating & working out & has told me many a time, "You try so hard".  I do.  But I bet people that see me don't have any clue on how hard....

People pass judgements so easily on others.


So that's why I love this cover.  This woman is a real size.  She's proud of who she is.  She's going against the norm.  She's not everyone's idea of a 'runner'

This covers represents to me all the hard work that people put into working out & striving to get healthier but may not get the same results as everyone else... but that doesn't make the work any less bit of dedication.

This cover makes me smile... makes me feel like I'm ok... that I'm worthy of the title of "runner" myself. 

Even at my size.


Thanks Women's Running Magazine for that boost in confidence.

15 comments:

  1. This is amazing! I love love love when the media gets on the body positivity train. There are so many different bodies in general, and it's crazy for people to think that there's only one type of body that runs, or does yoga, or plays basketball, etc. I mean look at NFL players. You have the big stocky ones, the super skinny ones...

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  2. I loved the cover when I saw this too! They shoul always feature women of all size, not just once in a while to make a "statement". Real women reflect "real" life and isn't that what we all want to read about?

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  3. I agree, truly awesome and I hope more covers like that follow!

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    1. I hope the magazine sees the support & keep em cranking out like this!

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  4. I love the cover and I understand every word you wrote. As someone who had to lose a large amount when I was younger and work to maintain it I know hard and exhausting that battle is at times.
    I often ask myself why can't I just like myself? I wrote a post last week for the new link up (Hoho and Wendy) but never put it out there.

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  5. i think people pass judgement far too easily. it annoys me so much.
    but its a fabulous magazine cover. i don't read the magazine, but this makes me want to.

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  6. It sure beats seeing a model (usually a non-runner) on the cover! More real women, I say...

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    1. Yep... people I can relate to. I love that!

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  7. Yes! Also in this month's issue of Runner's World, there was an awesome feature story about a runner who has been heavy her whole life. The message was the same--runners come in all shapes & sizes, and all should be celebrated!

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  8. It's about time they show real women on the cover. LOVE IT.

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    1. Isn't it great!? I hope more magazines see how much support these covers get!

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  9. I was so happy when I saw this cover! I give major props to Runner's World!

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    1. WHOOP WHOOP! I am air-fiving in honor of the magazine :)

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  10. I haven't seen this cover, until now:) Very awesome though! I love this, especially that they not only picked someone who doesn't look like the "perfect athlete size" but picked someone who is a hard core athlete.
    I always say runners come in all shapes and sizes. I have seen some heaver runners pass the skinny ones like it is nothing. I've never been a size 4 runner. I would love to be, but unfortunately I love food way too much and haven't yet figured out how to shrink down. It's nice to see a cover like this, possibly it will make a few others realize it's not right to judge a runner/person based on size!

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  11. I'm going to snatch one of those up!

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