Gia, marathon running philanthropist mom, announced on Sunday that she would not be running the 2016 Boston Marathon because she made a little oopsie last year.
As I said before I was unable to run with my bib last year. However someone did run with that bib. I gave it to a friend…Based on an “anonymous tip” the BAA found out. They had photo proof that I wasn’t the runner who ran with my bib. This breaks their rules and disqualifies me from running in any further BAA races.
This evil snitch left poor Gia broken hearted since she had trained her “little postpartum heart out” preparing to run “THE race”. After attempting to be properly contrite for her “mistake” she went on to address the BAA directly.
To the Boston Marathon, I don’t know if I will ever be at peace with this…I will continue to strive for another qualification and maybe, just maybe you will forgive this mama for the mistake she made.
But it seems there was more to the story than just the “mistake” of a bib fib. Other runners claimed Gia used that bib time – the time run by her friend in the 2015 marathon – to qualify for this year’s race. Marathon Investigation alleged Gia “knowingly and intentionally applied for a bib using a time that was not her own”.
Today Gia posted an apology saying she “made a bad decision and I have been punished. I feel very sorry.”
My hope is that with this apology the hatred out there can stop. Running is about camaraderie, I am so sorry for bringing negativity out of the community that I think is beautiful. We all make mistakes, we are human.
Marathon Investigation responded by saying they “give credit to Gia…for owning up to both giving her bib away and registering for Boston 2016 using that runner’s time”.
Jordan Reid, wants to sell you a “mom bod” sweatshirt, has taken a break from peddling “mom bod” sweatshirts in order to post a limping justification of why her new boob job is totes about loving your “mom bod” and also feminism or something.
Claiming she wrote about her “journey” because she wants to remove the stigma of cosmetic surgery, she tells us that it “shouldn’t involve feelings of shame and guilt and embarrassment” to have a procedure that basically nobody shrinks away from discussing publicly anymore.
Her #sobrave boob job confessional comes just months after admitting she was getting botox, an admission that finally freed the women of the world to go out and try the top secret, never discussed injectible that no one gets because of the shame or something.
Jessica Quirk, vacationer, has started a series called “52 Thoughts” which is apparently her way of inserting complaints about her hard, hard life into her “personal style blog”. This week we are treated to Messica’s feels about how hard it is for her to be A Creative in the cruel arena of the public eye. Evidently she read Big Magic on her 90293035th vacation this year and she’s decided she doesn’t care if you like her work anymore.
It’s not my job to please the masses when I get dressed…and it’s also not my job to try to cater to each and every person that reads my blog…It’s also not my job to cater to the people that do like what I’m doing. It’s my job to express myself and to be creative in a way that enriches my life, that enriches my self esteem and ultimately helps me grow in my writing, my art, and as a person.
Saying she feels like “a scared cat trapped in a box while kids throw stones at me” Messica reveals she has been “putting up brick walls because I’m afraid of the feedback”. She concludes by saying she needs to “find satisfaction outside of an online yay or nay”.
Katie, she runs, has posted an important message for those of you lost in suicidal feelings and depression. See, recently someone who Katie had never met took his own life. Katie decided she “wanted to write about it in the hopes that I can do my part”.
I have been very open about the fact that I battle depression…Each and every time I’ve felt that way, it eventually got better. Those dark moments don’t last forever, even though they feel like they will. I say this because if you’re going through something like that, now or in the future, just keep reminding yourself that IT WILL GET BETTER. One day, you won’t feel like that any more, and you’ll be so glad that you persevered through that very tough time.
So buck up and hang in there! It’ll get better if you just don’t kill yourself! What an impactful and effective post, I bet she just saved a million lives!
Instagram, the social media platform where boring people can make their lives look amazing, is changing their display algorithm to prioritize posts they think you’ll like the most instead of displaying your feed in chronological order. Naturally this means the intarwebs needs to freak out.
Even Kendall Jenner is complaining about the algorithm armageddon despite instagram saying they “assure you nothing is changing with your feed right now”. Unfortunately all the notification begging is having the opposite effect, turning some followers off a feed completely. No matter – the instagram famous will probably all quit the platform in protest, sort of like how they all quit pinterest when that platform started forbidding affiliate linking. Oh wait.