Found on Pinterest; here's where this originated from.
I'd love to subscribe to this magazine, if only it existed. While I realize that many people get inspiration from fitness magazines, I think a lot more of us end up feeling inadequate and frumpy instead. For example, I see magazine pictures of women running and they look great. Hair flowing, face made up, not a drop of sweat to be seen. I see race pictures of myself running, and my thighs look like they have been taken over by the saggy baggy elephant, especially if the photographer happens to catch me when my foot is striking the ground - it's like a visual earthquake rolling from the knee upward. My face is red with exertion, my body is dripping with sweat, and I'm definitely not wearing make up. It's not quite the picture in my head that I imagine myself to look like when I run, that's for sure...but that is what Runner Shelley looks like, and since I'm usually in my happy place when I'm running, I can accept that image.
While I'm not sure a fitness magazine would sell very well with a sweaty person on the cover, I'd buy it. Because that's what most people who exercise look like, and that's definitely the reality that I can relate to.