Hello, everyone! I suppose I should open by introducing myself. I’m Joy, and I blog at My Year To Thrive. I was really excited when Cinnamon contacted me about guest posting at Salty Running to talk about being a plus-size runner who runs for fun and health without the goal of weight loss.
On my personal blog I write about running as a short, fat, Bipolar woman. Yes, it is just as fun as it sounds! I am a big advocate for HAES (Health At Every Size) and for people to run in the body they have now rather than saying, “I’m waiting until I lose some weight.” My mother was one of those women who was always waiting till she lost weight and that stuck with me. Running is amazing for both your mental and physical health, and I think almost anyone who can put one foot in front of the other can do it, even if they start out a snail’s pace (guilty). Read more >>