I came across this recently and wondered what others thought. Is it condescending, insulting or inspiring? Read it and decide.
"To The Fatty Running On The Track This Afternoon"
...And To All Overweight People Who Exercise
A fitness enthusiast wrote this controversial message to an overweight runner at her local track.
...There's something you should know: You fucking rock."
Every shallow step you take, you carry the weight of more than two of me, clinging to your bones, begging to be shaken off.
Each lap you run, you’re paying off the debt of another midnight snack, another dessert, another beer.
It’s 20 degrees outside, but you haven’t let that stop your regimen.
This isn’t your first day out here, and it certainly won’t be your last. You’ve started a journey that lasts a lifetime, and you’ve started it at least 12 days before your New Year’s resolution kicks in.
You run without music, and I can only imagine the mantras running through your mind as you heave your ever-shrinking mass around the next lap. Let’s go, feet. Shut up, legs. F**k off, fat.
If you’d only look up from your feet the next time we pass, you’d see my gaze has no condescension in it. I have nothing but respect for you. You’ve got this." Source
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