Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover
Today I just really need to vent, and I apologize in advance!
Yesterday I was out at a client meeting with one of my coworkers. The meeting was at a fancy hotel on Miami Beach and he and I were discussing vacations while we waited in the lobby.
I mentioned that recently Adam and I booked at a 5-star hotel for a short getaway in July. I was bragging a bit because Adam and I rarely splurge on stuff like that and I’m really excited. Anyway, I told my colleague that one reason I was extra happy is because the hotel has a reaaaalllyy nice gym with fancy treadmills.
His reply, “but you don’t work out do you?”
My reply, “yeah, I go running 6 days a week, I’m training for a marathon and I lift weights.”
His reply, “Oh REALLY????” followed by a shocked face and then the follow up question, “how long is a marathon?”
Me: “26.2 miles”
Him: “Oh, you’re going to run that much?!”
You can’t tell by looking at someone whether they workout or not, and making assumptions (and saying those assumptions out loud) is just rude.
Plus, I really don’t think I look that out of shape to warrant such a reaction. I’m not as lean as an elite runner, but at every race I’ve been to I’ve fit in with the crowd.
At any rate, I am very much aware that the weight I am now is not my healthiest weight, and I am working on it. I weigh 30lbs less than I did a year ago, and I still have a journey ahead of me. That’s the reality of battling a cycle of starvation, bulimia and compulsive overeating and finally finding health.
Anyway, I’m sorry to share such an annoying story today, but I just had to vent because I was so upset and embarrassed by my colleague’s comments. I was hoping that getting the story off my chest would make me feel better … and it does! : )
If you read this whole post, thanks for listening!
Do you have a bucket list? What’s one thing that’s on it?
– To run a marathon!