Let me start off by saying that I'm a big fan of pro-runner Lauren Fleshman. I have the utmost respect and admiration for her. I hang onto pretty much every word she writes for Runner's World. And I applaud her for her "Keeping It Real" post in which she shares some unflattering pictures of herself that were taken the same week that she walked the runway at New York's Fashion Week for her sponsor, Oiselle. It takes a supreme amount of guts to acknowledge that you have a belly pooch and thigh cheese in front of people who assume that you are all lean muscle under that hot running kit. I am one of those women who appreciate the reminder that our bodies have a range of shapes and that we can't always be -- nor are we expected to be -- at our best. That's because I am one of those women who reflexively deletes, from mind or camera roll, all images of myself that I have any gripes with.
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