When they first contacted me, I googled their names to make sure they were for real! The Olympic Channel, they told me, was partnering with Vice Media for a series of short films called Body+ and they wanted me to be a part of it.
It worked out for them to follow me at the Spring Sprint Triathlon and at a talk that I gave at the University of California San Diego that same weekend.
They captured a pretty typical triathlon for me – which is to say that it was a shitshow. (Unlike dancing, where even if lessons/practice sessions weren’t going well I almost always competed well, with triathlon my workouts go ok, but then the races are a total disaster.) If you want the full race report in all its glory, you can read it here!
The piece is out and I’m so honored to be part of this amazing group of athletes and so happy with the finished piece! I also highly recommend watching all of them, this is a seriously kick ass group of athletes.
Massive thanks to the team from Vice/The Olympic Channel and Rachel Fox and the crew from UCSD, everyone who came out to the talk – all the race organizers and volunteers, and of course Julianne who is always so completely supportive and amazing!
Like this blog? You can also:
Check out my blog at DancesWithFat (which focuses on Size Acceptance and Fat Rights)
Check out the Fit Fatties Facebook Group (for people of all sizes who want to talk about fitness from a weight-neutral perspective)
Visit my professional speaking and writing site