I feel grateful that, if I place my 20 years of running experiences—good, bad, and ugly—on a scale, the dial still points to “worth it.” Running has enhanced my life in so many ways. It’s been a passion, competitive outlet, and job. It’s also been a peaceful escape, a vehicle to enjoy the outdoors, and a social hour. Occasionally, it has broken bones and crushed my spirit. Although running is many things beyond a sport, the gentle companion version of it hasn’t pressured me to grow nearly as much as the competitive side has. It can be uncomfortable and empowering at the same time, and I still love it to this day. What I don’t love is seeing young athletes become discouraged to the point of quitting the sport, especially girls, who have twice the dropout rate of boys by age 14, according to the Women’s Sports Foundation. Be it the comforting confidante or hard-driving teacher, running is a partner you can have forever. Here are some … [Read more...] about How Molly Huddle Keeps Her Love of Running
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HUFFPOST PERSONAL 01/25/2019 09:00 am ET By Latoya Shauntay Snell, Guest Writer Last year, I completed two 50Ks and four marathons ― three of which were done within a two-month span. And just a week before I participated in the New York City Marathon, I also completed my first 100K ― the Javelina Jundred event in the Arizona desert, which involves running roughly 62 miles. This year I signed up for 10 marathons and a 50-miler, and I intend on running in my first 100-miler. Still, despite earning over 100 finisher medals and completing close to 200 running, cycling and obstacle course racing events over a span of five years, the internet police continue to remind me to lose some weight. I’m an unapologetic 5’3, 242-pound road and trail ultra runner from Brooklyn sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE running shoe company, and I am continuously fat-shamed. On Jan. 3, I posted a video on my Instagram account of my fitness regimen. … [Read more...] about I’m Running 10 Marathons This Year And I Still Get Fat-Shamed. Here’s My Response.