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Why Weight Is A Heavy Hitting Issue In The Running Community

There's a really powerful moment happening in the running world right now. Women's Running put Erica Schenk on the cover of their August magazine and Runners World wrote an article titled, "Is it possible to be fat and fit? At 250 pounds, distance runner Mirna Valerio provides an inspiring example." It's an incredibly exciting and powerful statement to stand behind someone who doesn't "look" like an athlete. It's brave to put yourself out there the way both Erica and Mirna have. I never would have had the courage to do what they're doing because I was far to ashamed of the way I was. There's been a lot of backlash online about these two covers and I want to weigh in...

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