Some people, however, don't know their limitations. If you're a tad bit overweight, don't wear a shirt that either accentuates that fact or a shirt that fit you when you were 50 lbs. lighter. I don't need to see your "treasure trail" out for the world to see....especially at church.
The same could be said about runners. If you run a 9:00/mile, then don't line up in the front. If you've never practiced the art of Snot Rocketing, then don't try it at mile 5 when I'm behind you.
That being said, I must confront one of my own limitations:
I know in all of your heads that you've conjured up this striking image of myself. Tall, dark, handsome. I understand. I get it all the time. When you meet me, though, you'll realize I'm just like the rest of you. Sure, I may be sexy as all hell, but I'm just a regular guy. A regular guy who will never, under any circumstances, take his shirt off. Why? Because that's one of my limitations.
Apparently, it's not for a lot of people that I know and/or see a lot. In fact, I'm convinced that, in my neighborhood, there must be a covenant that states, "If the homeowner intends to do any type of work outside, said owner must be shirtless." Alas, this does not apply to the female homeowner. And that, my dear readers, is a 70/30 shot at best.
Nevertheless, if I plan on doing these blasted intervals throughout the summer, I have to have a strategy. The way I see it, I have 1 of 2 options:
- Do my interval training early in the morning.
- Do interval training later in the day, but without a shirt.
It's getting pretty damn humid here in the Heartland, so that's why I have to make this decision. Seeing as though I didn't have the foresight to build a track in my backyard, I'd be forced to drive to the local track and do my training. Do I really want to be that guy? Isn't it enough that I've bought the shoes, the wicking shirts, the Garmin, etc.? Am I now so entrenched that I am willing to drive at the butt crack o'dawn to get my training in?
Number 2 isn't much better of an option. For the sake of all Heartland-kind, it just wouldn't be fair. That, and the fact that I'd be training at the high school and I know one of my students would be there. I'd put $100 on that in a heartbeat.
So there you have it....the most important decision I have to make this summer. I know, I know, while the rest of you toil at work, I'm making crucial decisions. Have pity on my soul.