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Articles by Fat Girl Running

My name is Mirna Valerio, aka @TheMirnavator. I am a native of Brooklyn and current resident of northeast Georgia. I'm a Spanish teacher, diversity educator, cross-country coach, marathoner, ultrarunner and blogger, writing about all things running and living life to its fullest while being a larger gal on my blog, Fatgirlrunning. I have a son who is 12 and a hubby who travels a lot, mostly in West Africa. I try to live by example. We only have one body and one life. We must love our bodies and ultimately our entire selves in order to be whole people, in order to live our lives to the fullest. The road to self-acceptance and self-love is a long one, and one that requires a commitment to loving yourself (and spreading that love to others) no matter how you perceive yourself that moment, day, or year. Get out there and be. And run all the roads and trails.

  • I'm Confronting My Fear Of Solo Running

    By Fat Girl Running

    Running solo—no matter the location—can sometimes be scary. Here is how one trail runner is conquering her fear and preparing for

  • What Training Is Like For One Runner With Asthma

    By Fat Girl Running

    After fires broke out in her region, poor air quality led to a diagnosis of asthma for Fat Girl Running. Here's how it changed her training.

  • Why I Say BMI Isn't The Whole Health Story

    By Fat Girl Running

    We need to change the way we think about health and weight and realize that the two aren't always as connected as we thought.

  • 5 Beginner-Friendly Ultramarathons On The East Coast

    By Fat Girl Running

    Think you're ready to move past the marathon? Then ultras are for you and these five are a great place to move up your mileage.

  • Why It’s So Important To Set Those Big, Scary Goals

    By Fat Girl Running

    Fat Girl Running shares her goals for the year that are taking her out of her comfort zone, while helping her grow mentally and spiritually.

  • A Firsthand Account Of Running When You’re Sick

    By Fat Girl Running

    Fat Girl Running shares what happened when she tried to run while sick—and what runners everywhere can learn from her experience.

  • Meet The Rising Ultrarunner You Need To Know About

    By Fat Girl Running

    Laura Perry is quickly making a name for herself in the sport. Find out what a typical day looks like for the ultrarunner.

  • Follow This Eating Guide Based On Your Activity Levels

    By Fat Girl Running

    As she resets her nutrition for the New Year, Fat Girl Running shares what she has learned about portions sizes and her training schedule.

  • A Half Marathon Guide For Every Runner And Size

    By Fat Girl Running

    Jill Angie quit her job in corporate America and dedicated her life to helping women of any size reach their running goals.

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