“You run?”, someone asked me incredulously.
“But you don’t’ look like a runner. I mean, it’s not that you are fat or anything, but…..”
Since I knew what she meant, I changed the topic.
People expect runners to be thin because of the calories we burn, but actually very few of us are. Runners pile on the carbs to ensure they have enough energy for the home-stretch. Our thigh muscles need to be well developed- skinny jeans are not for us.
A Size Zero model cannot survive a long race. Why, then, do people expect runners to be thin?:
A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.