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?
Amanda – TooTallFritz