The things we do because we’re stubborn…

20 Oct

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Recently I read somewhere on the infinite source of wisdome and trollery that is the internet how some girl was berated for saying she ran her first 10K although she was obese. “No way a fat chick can run more than I!” – “You’re making that up to make yourself feel better about those two pizzas!”

So what is a woman of about 200 pounds (yes, that’s me – I double-checked before the race to give you a real number: 195.77lbs of pure witchpower) to do? Right. Register for and then run a 10K. So that’s what we did on Sunday morning. I nagged Richard and a friend into coming along, so I would not back out at the last possible moment. “Well, I made you get up in the dark to torture yourself for a good cause, but I am a flower wayyyy to dainty to be pestered with such…” The trains were on strike, but our friend made it in time, we collected him at the station and then ran our 10K in the sun, with a group of about 800 people, and we were not too bad, if I can say so myself.

This friend had to do it in under 50 minutes, of course, that poser. ^^

Richard breezed past me around the eight-kilometer mark and made it in 1:09hrs.

I crossed the finish line at 1:10hrs – as expected, although of course not as fast as I had hoped.

What does this tell us? First, OF COURSE fat women can run 10K, mostly better than most trolls online – if we spend our time training instead of making fun of others. And second, I fully deserve to whine and complain about every movement today.

(We celebrated with burgers and cheesecake, just so I could keep my weight and boast about it today.)

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