8/21/2013

Race versus Lindsay

I work at a place that has crazy over-achievers.  Half of the people I manage were D1 college athletes and I feel like all of them wake up at 5:30am every day before work to keep in shape.  I wake up at 5:30am to crying kids.  I love/miss sleeping late.

Since becoming a father, I just have not been able to prioritize staying in shape.  I'm over-weight and well aware of it.  Most of me is OK with it given that if choosing between spending 2 hours a day with my kids vs. 1, I chose the two (and btw - I'm lucky I can say that - my work-life balance is fantastic)!

Why do I bring this up?  Because 8 months ago - I was challeged by a "20-something" over-achiever woman on my team to a sprint race.  I conceded any distance longer than 100 yards or so -- she'd win easily.  She insisted it didn't matter what the distance was.  She works out 6 days a week, has run a marathon in her life, and is addicted to staying in shape.  She's also crazy-competitive. 

Anyway - the race is documented below. 


A fat, older man (who's slightly above average athlete) is just physically at an advantage over a very in-shape female.  Kudos to Lindsay for having the confidence, however, hopefully she learned a pinch of humility through the experience.

1 comment:

Britton Picciolini said...

While I don't like the generalization about males vs. females, Brett, congrats for keeping the 20-somethings in check. Us old farts need to stick together around here! :)

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