These shoes were made for running.. but I wasn’t

With running, comes an assumption that the person doing it will be quite elegant and look, well, like a runner. A lean, mean running machine. However, this is a stereotype that I not only had to get my head around but also completely annihilate. Meet me, the most unladylike, ungraceful runner ever. This is how I feel vs how I actually look…

Running reality

…I look even more ungraceful trying to struggle my way out of a sweaty sports bra after the running has been completed…

Sport

Now, whereas many people would try to contest this reality, I’m very appreciative of this fact. And here’s why:

1. Keeps it real

2. I’m under no false illusions (like those folk on X Factor who have clearly been told by friends and relatives they sing like James Brown but have never actually heard them perform and consequently set them up for public humiliation and massacre)

3. I embrace my Phoebe from Friends run…

phoebe-running-friends-gif

 

At this point in time, I’d love to pop out for a quick mile or two’s run. Instead, I’ll just ponder about how graceful I could be…

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s