It's just isn't so, friends.
Plenty of women (and men, mind you) who are physically active on a regular basis have bodies that fall far from the waif category. I'm one of them. I work my butt off in the gym and eat super clean, but I still have the mom bod. It's a muscular, strong, and fit mom bod that I am proud of, but my body has always been more utilitarian than bombshell. I'm not fishing for a compliment, it's just true!
Anyway, what I'm getting at is that sometimes I'm ashamed that I am surprised when I see not-visibly-fit people out at races, or read about the workouts of my friends on Facebook, or sit in awe at the distances run by women who don't look like they should be able to do that. I'm human, and I am just as guilty of the "SHE'S a RUNNER?!" reaction as you are. Come on, you think it too.
But let's evolve, friends. Raise your hand if you're an athlete in a non-athletic body.
My lack of bombshellness is something you will just have to come to grips with, people. If you don't like it, kindly avert your eyes to Faces of Beauty, the section of a fabulous food blog focused on women in their most beautiful state - perfectly natural - that inspired my challenge to you.
This is me as an athlete in a regular-person bod.
Send me your pic, too. heather @ wellnesswithoutpity (dot) com.
Let's see what we can do to change some perceptions, shall we?