As runners, we often discuss the conversations, the critiques we receive from our non-running friends and family.
When I meet someone knew - and in the conversation IF I happen to mention I am a long distance runner - something ALWAYS happens
at my legs
Every time - their eyes work their way DOWN.
I have long legs, but they are FAR from the elite athletic looking legs. At 5'8" and 125lbs, I am quite "hippy" and have had lifelong saddlebags, cellulite-filled butt - no matter how much I work, diet or run. Oh well. It's just part of my DNA, I guess.
These are the legs I dream of (which won't happen)
Yet, I find it quite annoying that male or female immediately looks at my legs! I could wearing a skirt/dress or pants - they still look at my legs!
"HELLO, I am up here!" is what I want to say
What are they thinking when they look down THERE
"Gee, she doesn't look like a Marathoner!"
"Her butt doesn't look like a runner's butt?"
"I bet she has really ugly legs"
Okay non-running peeps - tell me, WHAT are you LOOKING AT?
Inquiring running minds, wants to know!
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Celebrate Your Finish,
Charlene L. Ragsdale - Las Vegas, NV
Certified Sports Nutritionist, Running Coach & Public Speaker
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