The Plus Runner (Walker, Hiker, Kayaker, etc.)
Hello, and welcome to The Plus Runner!
If you’ve landed here, it’s probably becuase, like me, you’re a Big Girl. Big is relative – you may be a size 12, or a 22. You may have never run a day in your life – or you may run every other day. But whatever the case, you’re here because you’re looking for something to help you become more active.
And that’s where I come in!
I began running in 1999, at the age of 24. I was 5’9, weighed 245 pounds, and wanted to keep up with my active friends. Since then, I’ve run 12 half marathons, another dozen triathlons, and taken up hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, and lots of other low-impact, healthy sports.
And I’ve done it all in sizes ranging from 16-22.
Over the years, I’ve started to recruit new friends to a more active lifestyle. Because, if we’ve learned anything, it’s that even if you’re a Big Girl, being active can save your life, improve your mood, and keep your heart healthy. What’s more, just because you’re overweight, doesn’t mean you’re not healthy! My goal is to encourage more future runners, walkers, hikers, to hit the road, and redefine your life as an active person.
Coming up later this week: The Plus Runner Newbie Buying Guide (or: what do fat girls wear to run?)
See you on the trail!