Mirna Valerio is a blogger that enjoys running outside. According to an NBC News article, Valerio said she believes that those who see her running only see a ‘fat girl running,’ and she wants to change that stereotype. According to the article, Valerio took up running in order to help her health.
Her being an open book about her journey and her running has brought about social media attention. In fact, it has inspired the hashtag, #fatgirlrunning.
— Vikki Kolbe (@vkolbe1) September 18, 2015
Today I figured out that the 2nd sports bra is definitely necessary. Going with just one was a big mistake. #fatgirlrunning
— Lorraine (@LRB1114) September 10, 2015
— MargaretZimmer (@margaretazimmer) September 18, 2015
Valerio said in the article that she is aware people think she is overweight, but that doesn’t bother her. She is now healthy enough to run several miles without problem, once she got used to it.