I have a bone to pick with sparkpeople!!!!! Rant of the day.
Monday, February 14, 2011
OK, this drives me crazy, and it would drive you crazy too if you were a slow runner like I am.
Right now, my pace is usually between 12-13 minutes per mile. But it is RUNNING. Always RUNNING. Never WALKING. Never RUN/WALKING. ! How come when I enter my fitness, and I put my miles and time into the fitness tracker, Sparkpeople logs it as walking.
I realize that I'm slow. Right now, VERY slow. But I run, I don't walk. In fact, I'm so slow that run/walkers fly past me when they are on their running segments and I catch them when they are walking. But, for crying out loud, I am NOT walking, I am running and I wish that Sparkpeople would recognize that. It's enough to keep me from being on here - as if I am doing less because I am doing it slower.
It is my fault - I am 10 pounds heavier since last October, and I am not fully recovered from my injury, so I have to go slow. But it really pisses me off that the tracker on here just assumes that I am walking when I am not. I am working my ass off and RUNNING.
Who knows whether I'll ever be fast again. I hope so, because this slow stuff takes FOREVER.
I don't really want to her "At least you're out there doing it." I hate that phrase, it's condescending and rude. Makes me seem like less of a runner because I don't go as fast as everyone else.
I'm slow. I know. I hate it. If I could go back and undo my initial injury, I would. But I can't.
If I could figure out the "magic formula" for losing weight, I would. I used to be able to do it, and now I can't. I just can't do it any more. It doesn't matter how much I eat or how little I eat. It doesn't matter how much I exercise. I keep gaining weight no matter what. And, that's keeping me slow...it's a lot harder to lug around 162 pounds of ass than it was when I weighed 152. Short of liposuction, I don't think there's anything I can do...
So there it is...
The RANT OF THE DAY!!!!!