You Don’t Look Like a Cyclist

This is true. I don’t. I’m not young. I’m not slim. I don’t look strong. I don’t have fancy gear. But, I cycle, sometimes a lot.

I have been inspired greatly by Fat Girl Running, and she recently posted this blog post about being disrespected in stores selling running shoes because she doesn’t look like a runner. I am linking it here so I can remember her post and think about it.

I am still thinking about my upcoming tour and what it will mean – hopefully inspiring other senior women, solo women, and now thinking about her post, maybe I can inspire women of every shape and size. Why says you have to be slim to do things? Look at her, running ultra marathons at 240 pounds!

I’m not cycling a lot at the moment though. We seem to be having epic winds with gusts 50+ mph. Even the locals are saying these are some of the strongest winds they remember, and they are a month earlier than expected also. What is going to come in March, usually the month of the strongest winds?

Today I got out there but not much. I put in about 6 miles doing some errands and it was hard coming home into the headwinds but not as bad as I feared. I need to get out there, wind or no wind because I don’t think the wind is going to stop for me. Mirna’s post was just what I needed to get me more motivated. Thank you Fat Girl Running.


About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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