….and My Story Runs On….
I wasn’t planning on blogging today because I have a million other things to do but because this is getting so much publicity on facebook, I felt the need to say a few things. Remember, the reason why I started this blog is because everyone has their own running story and you should never compare yourself to what any other runner is doing.
On that note, have you read about this? I normally don’t get worked up about these things but this really irked me today. Self used this photo for their magazine but not in the way one would expect from a magazine that promotes health, wellness and self esteem for women. I’m copy/pasting what Glam Runner posted on their facebook page today in regards to this photo:
“The real story behind this photo is that Tara and Monika, pictured here, are board members for Girls on the Run San Diego. They founded Glam Runner, a business that sells running tutus, to raise funds for the council. They are dedicated to helping grow the program in their community. The real story behind this photo is that the awesome duo were running the LA Marathon while Monika was receiving chemotherapy treatments for brain cancer.
One of our core values is to stand up for yourself and others, so we are standing up for Tara and Monika, as well as every other runner who has finished a race feeling awesome in a tutu.”
But seriously Lucy…why would you even consider having a piece on your magazine that is making fun of anyone running? Aren’t you supposed to be encouraging women to be fit and healthy? Aren’t you trying to help women improve their self-esteem? Aren’t you supposed to encourage women to give back to charity?
Apology or not, I think you’ve ticked off a lot of people that won’t be buying or subscribing to your magazine.
Personally, I’ve never ran a race in a tutu but for no other reason than I just haven’t.
I don’t care how you decide to run a race: wear a tutu, wear bunny ears, wear a Super Hero costume, whatever…if you are out there running a race, getting healthy and fit with your friends and more than likely supporting a charity with that race, MORE POWER TO YOU!
It’s Your Running Story and you get to write it however you want!
From My Running Story to Yours….
(if you feel inspired to share your comments, do so below…I want to hear your story too!)