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Posted on Mar 18, 2014 in health, running | 18 comments

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? 

 

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