A Followup on the Runner’s Body

I’ve written about this issue before, but every so often a fellow runner/blogger writes a post so great, it’s worth sharing with everyone. Muir, with special guest Lauren Kleppin, talks about how it’s unrealistic to expect to be in top form year round and about accepting weight fluctuations in the off season as part of the cycle. I am so encouraged that in the last year, more and more runners (and really fast runners) have spoken out against the body “ideal” and injected some truth into the conversation about weight and running. For a long time, the casual observer (or runner) was led to believe that elites were in perfect shape year round and it’s nice to see honesty about this especially as we enter the winter when so many people get discouraged with their weight and fitness.

What do you think about Tina and Lauren’s post? How do you mentally deal with off-season weight changes?

Don’t follow Tina’s blog? You should. Good food, solid writing and a lot of introspection into the life of an elite who isn’t afraid to be honest about the shitty days.

2 thoughts on “A Followup on the Runner’s Body

  1. Tina Muir

    Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂 I really appreciate all the feedback, and that last sentence right there, that is exactly what I hope my blog will be; proof that even for the elites life is not always as wonderful as it seems! Thanks so much, you have made my day 🙂

    1. runnerunderpressure

      I’m so glad! If I’ve learned anything in seeing patients, in reality, no one’s life is ever quite as shiny as it seems. I’m working on remembering that when I feel like the only hot mess in the room!


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