“I went to the gym to get into shape, to do better for myself,” Jamie Watts, a local runner, told CBN News.

Watts never set out to be a runner.

“After training about six months in the gym, I said we have a lot of those races here in the D.C. area. I bet one of those would be really fun to do,” Watts recalled.

She signed up for her first race in 2012.

“And so then I did one and then another and another,” Watts said. She quickly got hooked.

“I amassed this incredible, amazing group of running friends and they just encouraged me along the way,” Watts explained.

Despite her enthusiasm, she’s not your typical runner. Born with cerebral palsy, Watts has her own unique stride.

“I guess somebody might look at my life externally and say, ‘Oh, isn’t that too bad’ or ‘Isn’t that unfortunate.’ But I think disability, just like everything else, is a life experience. And it’s a cultural way that you view the world around you,” Watts said. Read more at CBN.

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WRC Staff

Women’s Running Community (WRC) was created to inspire girls and women to choose health and wellness over our culture’s harmful obsession with having the “perfect” runner’s body type, weight or shape. Our goal is to educate the world that health, beauty, and wellness come in many forms and that no one body type, shape, size, culture or weight is more worthy of respect, love and acceptance than another. We want to challenge the industry leaders and media creators to expand their vision of what a runner or being healthy looks like.
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