Something just happened to me that made me decide to be really blunt and honest here. Okay, it's no secret that I am overweight. I realize that I am carrying around an extra 30 pounds, even though I have lost 22 pounds since October. Recently, I started a training program that you may have heard of called couch to 5k. This program is designed to take someone who does very little physical activity to running a 5k in about 2 months. I am currently in my third week of training for this program, so several times a week I go out running in my neighborhood as soon as Keith walks in the door.
And now to the point of this blog post. Today while I was running, I passed a group of kids, and one of them shouted out, "Look at that fat lady trying to run!"
Yes. This happened to me.
I have not been fat my whole life, and this is the first time something like this has been directed at me. It made me think about people who were overweight as kids--they must have had things like this happen to them pretty regularly. We all know kids can be mean. I have never been known for having thick skin, and I will admit that this really bothered me. At first I just tried to brush it off, but for the rest of my run, I just kept hearing that twerp yelling, "Look at that fat lady trying to run!"
I'm serious about training for a 5k and trying to get in shape, but I am feeling a little frustrated right now.
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