Often times people tell me I used to run when I was in high school. Okay, so you ran some 15 years ago...that doesn't mean you run now. In fact, that doesn't mean that you're fit NOW! So, for all you Al Bundys out there, quit reliving your physically fit past and create a new healthy future.
It totally irks me to hear those words over and over every time I mention that I run. Well, when I was in high school, I used to run track..I hear it all the freaking time. I usually just roll my eyes and then ask, "Do you run now?" The response is usually "Well, no but I ran in high school!" Okay, what relevance does that have now in the year 2009??!! Your physical fitness does not carry through years of inactivity. If you ran in high school, then good for you! I'm happy that you were a fit 16 year old. But what does that have to do with the here and now?!! Seriously, people!!! I never did anything physical in high school. Mainly because of my asthma, but mainly because I was a band nerd...and a damn good one at that. But, now I'm a fit 30 something and hope to remain fit for the rest of my life.
So, if one more person tries to impress me with the infamous words...I ran track in high school...I'm going to roll my eyes as the words are spoken, and then scream at the top of my lungs afterwards. Then, I will smack them across the face, as a way to bring them back to reality, and then I will run like hell. Chances are they won't be able to catch me considering the last time they did any running or physical activity was some 15 years ago...back in high school!