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January 28, 2014

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Thank you for this post. That stigma is SO real and it's hard to explain. I wish people wouldn't see my size when I'm doing something strenuous. I do like to think of kudos like you mention as the nod that quirky car/scooter owners share (like, hey, I see you driving that 60s bug, I have one too). I assume/hope people doing any physically challenging activity are seeing it as a shared experience and that internally everyone is thinking "you're awesome - just like me!". When it comes to people who don't read as conventionally athletic because of their abilities, body shape/size, etc., I think those internal thoughts become external, for better or for worse.

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