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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.

  • 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.

  • Reclaim Your Good Eating Habits In 3 Steps

    By Fat Girl Running

    If your eating habits were less than stellar last year, use these expert-approved steps to reset your nutrition and start the year strong.

  • 4 Books About Running That I Just Can’t Put Down

    By Fat Girl Running

    This was an amazing year for books all about running. Fat Girl Running shares some of her favorites that you should pick up immediately.

  • A Look Back At Her Accomplishments This Year Will Motivate

    By Fat Girl Running

    Earlier this year, Fat Girl Running shared her SMART goals. How did she do? She reflects on what she learned throughout 2016.

  • 2 Skincare Lines To Moisturize Your Dry Winter Skin

    By Fat Girl Running

    With winter weather comes dry, crackled skin. Fat Girl Running is sharing two skincare lines to keep you moisturized all winter long.

  • Pros And Cons Of MilestonePod

    By Fat Girl Running

    Fat Girl Running took the MilestonePod for some test runs and has her official review—both pros and cons—of the affordable unit.

  • Things To Consider When Choosing A Race

    By Fat Girl Running

    There's more to consider beyond where and when it will be. Fat Girl Running shares what you should know for the perfect first race day.

  • How To Kick Negative Self Talk Out

    By Fat Girl Running

    Sometimes you have to fake it 'til you make it. Fat Girl Running shares how you can overcome some negative self talk and hit the gym.

  • Rock The Body You Were Given

    By Fat Girl Running

    No matter your shape, size, weight or gait—you are a runner. Here's how to celebrate your body and rock your running at the same time.

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