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.
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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