Runner’s World Features Plus-Size Runner Mirna Valerio.

Mirna Valerio

Mirna Valerio is a runner, an advocate, and a blogger, who is challenging the image of what an experienced runner’s body looks like.

“People always say to me, ‘Anyone who runs as much as you do deserves to be skinny.’ Of course, what they’re really saying: ‘If you do all this running, why are you still so fat?’” Valerio tells Runner’s World.

Valerio blogs about her experiences at Fat Girl Running.