If you’re a group fitness enthusiast, you know you crave that energy you get in a live class. It’s a mental high. But what happens when your schedule is too wonky to fit in gym classes?
Meet Mirna Valerio, the Plus-Size Ultramarathon Runner Who Was a 2018 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year
Mirna Valerio is one hell of an accomplished athlete. She’s completed 10 ultramarathons and nine marathons. She was also a National Geographic 2018 Adventurer of the Year, is sponsored by some pretty awesome sports companies and has written a book.
If you run, work out, do CrossFit, bicycle, or do other exercise but still don’t consider yourself an athlete simply because you are curvy instead of slim, I understand. I was that person. But I learned that we are all athletes, no matter our size or weight.
Anchors away, ladies. It’s time to take a cruise on the curvy side.
Not feeling the holiday spirit? Girl, I’m about to get real with you.
There’s a war brewing, and I want to address it.
I am 42 and I had a heart attack. But the worst part (yes, worse than suffering a heart attack!) was repeatedly explaining that my weight had nothing to do with it.
Is your heart rate up a little? Feeling a bit anxious? Maybe even short-tempered? The diagnosis is an easy one — the holidays are coming.
So many people ask me what it’s like to be me. I know my life isn’t typical. While many young women my age are in college, I can usually be found shooting on set, auditioning, rehearsing or taking dance classes. (Photo by @leegumbsphotography)