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A Beautiful Work In Progress with Author Mirna Valerio


In this episode of The Mountain Life Mirna Valerio, an American runner who advocates for inclusion in the running community towards people who do not have stereotypically lean and muscular bodies. Mirna is National Geographic 2018 Adventurer of the Year ultramarathon runner and she is a self-described “big girl”. She has written a book, A Beautiful Work In Progress, a prejudice-busting body-positive memoir told with raw honesty, an adventurous spirit, and a sharp sense of humor.    

REI Presents: The Mirnavator

Ultra-runners overcome obstacles on every trail. In this film, Force of Nature Mirna Valerio overcomes the negative voices that don’t believe she belongs in the sport. Watch now. Learn more about Mirna at: https://www.rei.com/blog/run/rei-pres... Mirna Valero http://fatgirlrunning-fatrunner.blogs... Directed By: Sarah Menzies Produced By: Let Media, http://www.letmedia.org/ Edited By: Sarah Menzies Camera: Jenny Nichles