Monthly Archives: April 2015

Always a gentlemen, Meb! 

I had to sprint hard to do that, but that is what the sport is [all about],” says Meb. “We start together; for 26.2 miles, [we share] the struggle. I saw this lady out at front, and I was very emotional. I was crying on Bolyston thinking of memories both good and bad, I made a little surge, it was a fun moment . . . hopefully it will be memorable for both of us.

Body Image.. What makes us beautiful!

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A friend posted a picture this week of a person at 250 lbs vs a person at 120 lbs. Quoting the following…

“Healthy thoughts for Thursday!!! “This is a Body Scan of a 250 lb woman and a 120 lb woman…
Look at the size of the intestines and stomach; how the knee joints rub together; the enlarged heart; and the fat pockets near the brain. Not good!
It’s about being HEALTHY. If you keep doing what you are doing for another 10 years…where will you be? Your body IS a temple…question is do you treat it that way?
If this isn’t motivation to cleanse your body of impurities, I don’t know what is!”

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My Response:

Here’s the thing though! I’m 200lbs down from 295. I just finished my first marathon! I know people that are 100, 110, 120 lbs that can’t even run a 1/2 a mile without dying for air!

Healthy is not a number on a scale or the size of your clothes.. Because even thin people are out of shape, have heart attacks, triple bi pass, and so on! It’s eating right and exercising that makes you healthy! You can not judge a person by this picture! Im sorry you just can’t because I’m proof of that! People look at me when I walk around proud with my marathon jacket and ask or look at me like “you ran a marathon” damn skippy I did! Then they say “well I can’t do that!” But it doesn’t mean I can’t! I’m not a size 2,4, or 6 but I’m a happy size 12/14. We need to stop making body image so negative instead we need to make living a healthy lifestyle the best image we project!

Just my food for thought!”

My response was simple and straight to the point. Because If I had listened to what people said to me and still say to me.. I wouldn’t be where I am today. Healthy, Happy, and a Marathoner. The company she represents is a company that promotes weight loss with pills, quick fixes, and shakes. Not eating healthy and not exercising. This is the image that they are promoting and honestly this is not a company that I want to be a part of… This is why I chose to go with Beachbody. Because of the sense of community, Healthy eating, Positive reinforcement, workouts, and bonds!

What are your thoughts on Body Image? What does the word healthy mean to you?

So, about that 8 mile half!

Screen Shot 2015-04-18 at 1.17.15 AMSo I wanted to address something that has been really really kinda getting under my skin with the running community and the people… Last year, I ran a half marathon, well a half marathon that turned into 8 miles because some dopes ( the race directors ) didn’t hire the right people to direct people on the turn around. The course is very…. well shitty! It always has been. Its a confusing course if you dont pay attention and dont study the map the night before you will get lost..

At the start of the race I just wasn’t feeling it.. I wasn’t in the mood to put forth the effort to complete it. I was not feeling well. I ended up only coming out because my friends and team were there… or I should say that some, not all friends were there. We went around the course and they directed us to the right vs the left when it came to the turn around. by this time we were in a grove to just finish it and get it done…Need Mind you It wasn’t just myself and my friend but it was a whole group of people.. They had Directed us to the finish line. We all.. all like 10 – 20 of us were like what the hell…. Could we of stopped, back tracked, and finish the race in its whole entirety?. Of Course. But we didn’t! Cus honestly, we cared but didn’t. Actually we were more upset about what happened more than anything.. But, It wasn’t a marathon qualifying race.. it wasn’t a BQ race. We were covered in mud from our backsides down, Porta Potties were disgusting and never cleaned out, and we were just honestly done.

Now in recent weeks this race has reared its little head again. People that are supposed to be “pillars of the Running community” the type of people that are gone to, to seek guidance and some people that you thought were your friends. Making a big deal out of this like its the end of the darn world… I got news for you honey… it’s not…. Running is not my life… It is just a part of it. and I don’t influence others to follow me.. They are grown enough to figure that out for themselves. WE honestly could of finished that race if we really wanted too. but when it was all said and done.. WE JOKED ABOUT IT! the whole dang time. We even made meme’s about it. So please, get over yourself.

For the record after that race, I completed 5 other halfs, a 10 miler, and a damn Marathon.. What the hell is one race! Get over yourself…. You are not Meb, you are not Flanagan, and you are not an elite runner..  Learn To run for yourself, for your health, for accomplishments, and set your goals…. Don’t cast down negativity, sharpness, and what you think is your entitlement.. Because in the end, I am laughing at you, blocking you from my happy bubble, and living my life drama free. Cus if I wanted drama in my life General Hospital is a great place to start.  I am 36… I am not in high school.  I don’t answer to you, i answer to myself! I compeated my whole childhood all the way through college..And at 36 there is no more competing, just living… you could learn a lot from this dummy.

PS: Im a pretty approachable person, so if you have issues with shit… Call, Text, Email, FB, or what ever. Other than that… Don’t waste my time with your childish antics!

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