Just because I’m not skinny doesn’t mean I’m not fit.
Just because I run doesn’t mean I’m skinny.
Just because I’m not skinny doesn’t mean I can’t run.
Just because you’re skinnier doesn’t mean you’re faster.
Just because I’m not skinny doesn’t mean I don’t eat healthy.
Just because I’m not skinny doesn’t mean I’m ashamed of my body.
I run to be strong, not skinny.
Just because I’m not skinny doesn’t mean I’m not strong.
Just because you’re skinny doesn’t mean you’re not strong.
Skinny or not skinny we can all be strong.
-poemish by Sarah Burns
What is Strong?
By definition strong means: having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks. exterting great force. able to perform a specified action well and powerfully. powerfullly affecting the mind, senses, or emotions. (of a person’s character) showing determination, self-control, and good judgement.
Running is all of these and more. Running is probably the most physically demanding tasks I’ve ever done. It definitely affects the mind, senses, and emotions. It also requires a lot determination and self-control. I’m sure plenty of people would argue that running is a choice of good judgement but you get my point. So by definition if you are a runner, you are strong. No matter if you are skinny or not.
So let’s support each other. Let’s not judge based on body type, which also means not judging yourself. We can all be strong. We can all be badass unicorns!