I had a thought the other day, and I've been thinking about it a lot. The more I thought about it, the more right I believed myself to be. The thought was this: walkers are fit but not trim; runners are thin. I'm thinking about people I see walking/running through my neighborhood and along the Highways as I drive through town, and people I've worked with. By and large walkers are middle aged to older women, most likely walking for energy, heart health and such. In warmer weather, when they wear shorts they usually show muscular calves but their upper thighs are typically loose, they have thick or blocky mid sections. By contrast I see runners of all ages in both genders and never do I recall seeing a fat one. Runners have shapely legs and thighs, small wastes, and tight, high backsides, very proportionate and little to no excess fat. There are, of course exceptions to every rule, but by and large this is what I notice.
One of the reasons I thought might be the case for this is that runners always seem to be training for something don't they? I mean there are the 5K's, the 10K's, Half marathons, Marathons. Once you accomplish a good time on one you've got to move on to the next right? What do walkers do? The walk the same route at about the same speed day in and day out.
So I've been thinking about this and my running goal and I was getting pretty excited. I'm finally going to lose this excess flab I've been carrying around on my mid-section for almost 8 years. Then my brother posted this video on Facebook.
So now what?? I don't know. I'm going to keep running for now. But I'm also going to be researching this more. When I come up with a new plan I'll post it here.