You know those super fit people who obsess about being super fit? You spend two minutes talking with them and in their eyes you can see them thinking, “I’d much rather be doing lunges with forty pound weights on my back right now.” Or…you text them early early in the morning about going shopping with you and they text back, “That would cut short my twenty mile run so do you mind if we speed walk at the mall?” Or, when you walk into Arby’s, they send you a telepathic guilt trip about the fact that you’re eating curly fries and a shake and they won’t eat anything that doesn’t have vitamins in it. Vitamins!
But then again, some people are on the other end of the spectrum.
The other day I was running at a park. And then I….okay. OKAY! Fine. I’ll be honest. I was more like slow jogging/fast walking…I was enjoying the nice evening and the quiet and the fact that no toddlers were clinging to my ankles (have you ever tried running with toddlers clinging to your ankles? It’s not as easy as it sounds!)
I kept lapping this lady, who was puffing smoke like a ad exec in the 60′s:
Sure, whatever, she can smoke. This is a park after all! But then I kept watching her and realized she wasn’t just meandering around the park. She was walking around the park, quickly. Smoking! While exercising!
But I can’t judge her motivations. Maybe she things the exercise will negate the bad effects of smoking? All I know is that smoking shows an obvious sign of lack of wanting to quit smoking.
Now what would be REALLY funny would be watching someone running while eating a big mac. That’d make me feel much less stupid about running and eating Jalapeño Cheetos at the same time!