So, in case it's not obvious by my post title, I'm doing Couch to 5k in my town. So far, I love it.
Because I'm seriously, really, honestly trying to make an effort to be more sensitive to the feelings of others and not be such a dickface, I have a question to those of us who are, um, not the most physically fit.
Would it bother you, if you were huffing and puffing along the track and someone said you were inspirational?
No, seriously. Would it bother you? If some thin, athletic person said this to you would you think they were being condescending? Would it make you feel bad or good?
What if the person who said it to you was not that thin or athletic? What if it was just some regular or chubby person who wasn't fast or anything, just was maybe faster than you? Would that bother you?
If you've been out there, busting your proverbial and literal ass for months and you've just NOW gotten to the point that you can walk a 19 minute mile and there is literally no way the person talking to you could possibly know that about you, would this statement bother you?
None of this is from any type of personal experience that I've had. Let me make that 100% clear. I'm really just curious.
I've read a bunch of those "Dear Fat Girl at the gym" kind of blog posts (and their rebuttals, which generally contain more profanity), and I'm trying to see both sides.
So. What do you think?