Practically every woman I know has struggled or currently struggles with some type of body image issue. A few of my own friends, some of the strongest and most outwardly confident women I know, have surprised me with their own insecurities and body image issues. I have struggled with my own body image issues since I was a chubby girl in the 2nd grade, and despite the various physical feats my body as endured, from childbirth to triathlons to marathons, I still have bad days or weeks. What do I do to keep myself positive? I keep running.
In the March issue of Runner’s World, Peter Sagal (host of NPR’s Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me and contributing author for RW) wrote an article entitled “A Thin Line.” After reading it, I gave it to F and told him, “Read this. I can totally relate. This is ME.”
Maybe some of you can, too? Click below to read this great, honest article.