Sporty Spice….

Growing up in the era of the Spice Girls, I have always considered myself a “Sporty” Spice.  I’ve never been particularly glamorous, have never been particularly outgoing, never had a ton of friends but what I do have is my sportiness and I do my best to own it.  Normally, I am perfectly happy to be a Sporty Spice.  I do have nice clothes and do dress up to go out on the rare occasion when we can secure a sitter.  However, for the most part, I am content to live and sleep in my workout/running clothes, do errands, pick up the kids and go to track meets between workouts and usually possibly before I’ve showered off the last sweat fest.

On a rare occasion, I notice get a glimpse into the other side and it always makes me go hmmmmm?  Last week I caught glimpse of a mom who looked and dressed like the skinny version of Marie Osmond with aviator shades, heels and a nice leather jacket…….cruising the bleachers at a track meet.  Hmmmmmm…..

Then today I dropped Aby off at a friend’s house and Mom was all made up, dressed to kill and walking the house in heels.  Hmmmmmm……..  Is our small town turning into home of the Stepford Wives?

Everywhere I turn women are looking hot & sexy and I’m covered in sweat, wearing dirty clothes and running shoes, hmmmmm…..

As of today, my Sporty Spice look and attitude isn’t feeling too “cool”.  I try to reassure myself with, “Hey, but YOU ran 20 miles this weekend”.  However, I didn’t get in my FRI night bike ride due to scheduling, my SAT run was a nice press but not uncomfortable and the run today was down right leisurely.  My body feels like I took the weekend off, which is not how I normally feel on a Sunday night.  Hmmmm…..

Are you a Sporty Spice, a Stepford Wife, or something totally different?  How do you label yourself?  Or are you lucky enough to live without and/or beyond labels?

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Amanda – TooTallFritz

21 thoughts on “Sporty Spice….

    • Love it! I think I’m gonna throw a pair of heels in my car for the next track meet. 🙂 Ok, probably not but its funny to think about. Aby would totally be like, “Mom, do we have to go to a funeral”?

  1. I was in high school when the Spice Girls were popular, so of course like all good high school girls, my friends and I loved labeling ourself by “Spice”. I think I was Ginger Spice by default because of my red hair. (Similarly, my friends considered me the Miranda of the group because of the red hair and because I’m among the most feminist of my group.) I think like most of us, I have a lot of labels that could be used to describe me, and that’s what makes the world so interesting.

  2. I’m Sporty Spice usually, but sometimes downright Scary Spice. I live in an area full of Posh Spices so I sympathize with you. I just chose to surround myself with people I have more in common with rather than discussing designer handbags. You’ve got it going on, girl, don’t you worry!

  3. Don’t know much of anything bout the various Spices in the band or out there in the real world – the only thing I recall was my daughter was a big fan of Spice Girls! I wouldn’t fret TTF – despite being Sporty Spice, I have noticed you are quite the “fashionable” Sporty Spice and pay close attention to your choice of run apparel. My high school days were late 60’s to early 70’s….a teenage wasteland….social revolution…..change in the air….the exodus from preconceived roles and/or image…..Hence….I have gone through most of my latter part of life avoiding or ignoring labels.

  4. As I am currently online ordering myself a t-shirt that says “I Pooped Today,” I can say with certainty that I am not a Stepford Wife! But I’m not so sure that makes me a Sporty Spice either. Is there a Crazy Spice category?

  5. Is there a HAIR ON FIRE Spice? I am too old for the spice logo, but I do know exactly what you mean. I feel like I rise and shine at 5:30am, get in a workout, go to work, screach thru the day, to arrive at track meet or baseball game, just damn glad to be their in one piece with a working brain! Would I like to look more put together – absolutely, am I willing to put in extra time/effort/thought to look like the “mom’s” on Wisteria Lane – NOPE. So Cheers to those mom’s who either work hard to achieve it, those who do it effortlessly and those of us who pull in tires squealing, engine reving and hair on fire! In the end, we all made it to the event to cheer on our kids :o)

    • Yep, I’m always there whether I smell like chlorine or sweat, I’m usually there on time. Plus, I’m not much for heels. They make me feel awkward due to my height, plus I’d probably fall down the bleachers. They also wouldn’t work well when I’m running along the fence “encouraging” Aby. 🙂

  6. I have always been a baby spice. Now, I dress like a teacher and wear a cardigan every day so it still fits!

    Whenever I try to be a Stepford Wife I always end up going insane and ruining my image. I don’t think bitching is part of the uniform!

  7. While i should have defaulted to ginger spice like Maggie, i always liked scary spice. She was awesome 🙂 Next time you see one of those stepford wives, i would take a peak for some circuitry. I never believe those people are real….

    • I had a hard time talking with the one yesterday. Her face didn’t seem to move and she had that robotic smile that freaked me out. Her eyes were even open a bit too much, if that makes sense. It was so strange.

  8. I’m totally a Sporty Spice, about 80% of the time! I even use that term. I’d just rather be “cute and comfy” than all dressed up. It helps, because I seem to be acquiring way more running clothes than work/going out clothes, so any time I can get use out of em, the better!

    That said, every once in a while I just want to look FASHIONABLY cute, rather than sporty-cute. When I do dress up a little, it feels great – but also reminds me that I don’t think I could commit the time to looking that nice all the time.

      • I still haven’t splurged at Athleta yet, but one of these days it’s bound to happen. For now, I just have regular shopping sprees at Target and clean out their Champion C9 section! 🙂

  9. I always liked sport spice when I was younger and I remember some kids in school calling me a lesbian because of it. Oh gotta love those stereotypes!!!

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