Being an Active Plus Size Woman is Aggravating

Being a plus size woman who trains is aggravating. It’s not aggravating because of the sweat that drenches our brows, the way we push ourselves to demand more, or how our legs feel like giving out during our last few miles. All of that is beautiful. It’s the fabric of our very existence. What’s aggravating…

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Running is not a starvation sport

Running and entrepreneurship have so many things in common. Here’s one many people don’t think about too often- If you are an entrepreneur, you MUST have things that motivate you outside of money. Being an entrepreneur is hard. It takes tenacity. It takes guts. It takes giving it all you have, even when you feel…

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Thank you pace hog. Now go AWAY.

It’s a beautiful 57 degrees in Northwest Indiana today. That’s a rarity since it’s December 26th.   I thought I’d go for a long run, maybe 10 miles or so, because the temperature is expected to drop again tonight. I guess I wasn’t the only person with that bright idea.  When I got to my fav…

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You’re Too Fat and Lazy to Get Cars!

A little while ago, a famous running magazine posted an article about all the stars who had graced its covers over the years. Oprah was one of them. I remember her cover well. It was in 1988, right after she’d lost 67 pounds following a liquid diet. I was very proud of Oprah before she’d…

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Emo Thug Run

Running is all I have when grief becomes too much to humanly bear. Every day is rough. Most people don’t know how much it takes for me to just get out of bed. But having businesses, a family, and homeschooling makes getting out of bed necessary. But it’s hard. I’ve been making some huge ambitious…

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Why Settle When I Can Be a Running Ninja?

Okay I need to admit something. Exercise has always been part of my life. I started swimming at 2. I started gymnastics soon after. I started running when I was about 8. It bothers me when people exercise just to reach short term goals. I’m not sure why it bothers me so. I know it’s…

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Fat and Squishy

FAT really IS awesome. Lately, every time I use the word “fat” I feel empowered. I never thought that would happen, like EVER. It’s become kind of like saying FUCK. I know I’m not supposed to say it. I look over my shoulder for a Catholic school nun every time it slips. But it rolls…

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Big Fat A@@ Super Hero

I started group cross training classes because I’m pretty isolated. I enjoy running as a solo sport. I’m an entrepreneur, which can be isolating as well. Since joining, my goals have changed. Now I’m in there because I need my whole body to get stronger. I want to be a better runner. Also, I’m getting…

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The Gravity of Gravity

grav·i·ty ˈɡravədē/ noun 1. PHYSICS the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass. 2. extreme or alarming importance; seriousness. “crimes of the utmost gravity” synonyms: seriousness, importance, significance, weight, consequence, magnitude; acuteness, urgency, exigence; awfulness, dreadfulness “the gravity of the situation” I suppose…

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Thugs Need Hugs

Though I’ve been running for quite some time, I never knew how much plus size athletes are bullied until I started conducting interviews for Flaunt Performance Podcast. I have a natural skincare and cosmetic company that I’ve been running for 6 years. There aren’t many bullies who target natural skincare lovers thank goodness. But wow,…

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