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Sad Girl Track Club: Running with a Dose of Reality

Published on June 19 by Anna

Forget the picture-perfect activewear smiles and relentless positivity. The Sad Girl Track Club (SGTC), co-founded by sisters Isabel and Stephanie Seidel, is here to remind runners it's okay to not always feel sunshine and rainbows.

With their tongue-in-cheek name and memes celebrating "raccoon eyes" and "trash pandas" (referencing dark circles and feeling depleted), the SGTC has struck a chord with thousands. Their message? You can be a dedicated runner and still acknowledge the struggles, both physical and emotional, that come with the sport.

SGTC transcends gender, welcoming anyone who identifies with the "Sad Girl" spirit. It's a space that celebrates the full spectrum of the running experience, from the silly to the serious, the victories and the inevitable setbacks.

So, if you're a runner who sometimes feels burnt out, sore, or just plain sad, the SGTC is here to tell you: you're not alone. Lace up your shoes, embrace the feels, and hit the pavement with a newfound sense of camaraderie.