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♬ I ran (so far away) – A flock of seagulls
I appreciate the humor that self-proclaimed plus-size trainer Louise Green tries to convey during training in this TikTok video about weight bias bullsh * t and dealing with people who live in large bodies. I especially like the way she constantly pats her racing medals and exaggerated expressions on her face when she delivers offensive microaggressions, but damn it – it pisses me off as well. No one should ever have to hear humiliating comments while exercising. Green says things like “What ?! You’re here for the running club ?!” Or “Are you sure you don’t want to run? We have a hiking group.” And worst of all, “I think it’s so cute that you want to join us, but it’s going to be very difficult for you and I’m just very worried about your health.” Pooh.
Green said on that Instagram headline, “Experiences like this can lead to a negative experience before you even start, and that’s just not okay.” And when you question your ability to run or keep up, your worth as an athlete diminishes. You deserve to attend fitness groups and classes and exercise without judgment because of your size. So if you are treated like this or find out that it is someone else, give it a shout out! Runners and athletes come of all sizes and abilities, and as Green said in this video, “Don’t let the ignorance of others keep you on the edge!”