But .. ya know... it makes GREAT BLOG MATERIAL!!
So Im in the grocery trying to pick up some HEALTHY food to put in my fridge when I guy stops and asks about my Ironman Florida Tshirt. "So, did you watch the race this year?" I smiled and said "Well...I watched the run...but I was kinda busy during the swim and some of the bike!" He said, "Oh...were you volunteering?" No, I was racing. He looked shocked. "So, how did you do?" he asked. I told him I didn't finish and he told me that its tough for someone of "my build" to do endurance events.
NO SHIT..REALLY??(Don't worry..I didn't say that to him) I smiled and said I do what I can! (pardon my language..I will let my mother wash my mouth out later).
Now..I use to get VERY upset by these comments. I mean, I would be upset for days. I would cry and be sad and it was so silly. I know Im unique. I know that there arn't alot of plus size athletes in this world but it beats the hell out of sitting on the couch. I am determined NOT to be 380lbs EVER again and if it takes scheduling races to give me a goal to work towards, so be it. I hope Im in my 80's still walking, running or stumbling 5k's just to keep me moving!!
Its either Ironman or the Bon Bons...Ill take Ironman!!!