Love your butt & what an insult

***Do you want to run the TCS New York City Marathon? This is the LAST day to enter the lottery… I am running it this year and would love to see you there!

crazyrunninggirl.nycmarathon4{plus you can get one of these sexy ponchos!}

 

***I received an email for this new campaign yesterday and love the idea behind it:

crazyrunninggirl.love-your-butt

Colon cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the U.S. My grandmother passed away from colon cancer a few years ago and I think the hardest part is knowing that it could have been prevented if she would have went to the doctor/been screened early on.

with grandma

 

So, increasing awareness about the importance of screening is definitely important.

Plus, I think “love your butt” is a cute way to talk about it instead of the normally taboo talk that is associated with screening. 

***You may have seen my tweet yesterday (thank you for your kind words!) but when I was running yesterday, a homeless man told me that I was fat. Seriously?! 

No matter who you are, whether you run or not, I do not think it is cool to diss someone while they are working out. You don’t know their story, you don’t know why they do what they do. You don’t know how much saying something like that will affect their self-confidence.

This reminds me of the “fatty running at the track” Facebook post, where someone called out a fat runner at the beginning and at the end applauded them for getting out there and doing it. While I loved the ending of the post, I hated the beginning of the post.

Why do we have to put someone down, in order to applaud them? Can’t we just start with the “you rock” part, instead of having to detail all the things they are having a hard time with during their workout?

Honestly, working out can often expose the most raw part of ourselves, and this is why it is frightening for so many people to take that first step. Because if you are really working out, you are sweaty, red in the face and most likely look a little awkward (<— me, every time I work out!). And you are fearful that everyone is looking at YOU and analyzing YOUR actions. To me, I think anyone who is out there and getting their sweat on deserves a high five, no matter who they are or why they are doing it.

If you are dedicating that part of your day to improve yourself, whether its mentally or physically —> kudos to you. 

 

(I think I’ve asked you guys 17 times already but…) Who will be running NYC this year?!

What did you think about the “fatty running on the track” post? 

 

Categories: health, running

18 Comments

  • Nikki says:

    My goodness, if you’re running and muscles make you fat, then I want to be fat like you! Seriously, people have no idea the power behind their words. I see students fall victim to others’ words all of the time, and it is so scary to see how teenagers (and others) are affected by words. People need to keep their thoughts to themselves sometimes!

    • CrazyRunningGrl says:

      Ohh I can't even imagine what it's like to be on the outside as a teacher/educator and seeing how those words fly.

  • It’s so unbelievably condescending about the ‘fatty’. EVERYONE has tough times working out. It is not simply limited to those who weigh a bit more. It is all relative. We should always applaud each other, regardless of who we are and what we look like, for the efforts we put in.

  • No NYC marathon for me. I have yet to venture over to the East Coast for a race. Someday I hope to make it to Boston. I couldn’t agree more with you about the “fatty running on a track” post as it sends mixed messages and seems hypocritical. When I started reading it I thought to myself, “this is not OK”, and then as the message changed, I thought “this is still not OK”.

    P.S. I really like the Love Your Butt campaign and feel it is so important to take preventative measures and responsibility for the health of our own body.

    • CrazyRunningGrl says:

      East Coast has some great races! But can be expensive to get out there… but you will LOVE Boston when you run it!!

  • I actually came across that Facebook post again really recently… I’m not a huge fan. There’s no reason to call out someone for ‘being a fatty,’ even if you are going to encourage them to keep going on their personal health journey.

  • No marathons for me…I am however working on training for my first half marathon this June in Napa, CA. I am a fellow Zooma ambassador :)

    The fatty runner post did not sit right with me, although seeing anyone getting out there and trying their best is so awesome :)

  • A homeless guy at church asked me when I was due over the summer ;-) (Before I was pregnant). I’ve learned (via a friend who is a psychology PHD candidate) that homeless people often just want a reaction to be seen and heard since they are void of human contact. I’m sorry this happened. I feel people often say such things out of insecurity within themselves. Do what makes YOU happy! Other people do not determine your self worth, no matter how much society tries to tell us that they do.

  • See you in November :) I’m so excited!!!

  • Corrie Anne says:

    You’re right about the beginning of that post. The rest was pretty great!

  • No NYC for me. I am appauled by the fatty runner post! It is unbelievable to me that someone who is trying to be fit gets teased. No wonder so many people give up and don’t even want to try. Anyone who’s is putting themself out there should be applauded.

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