Running and Hate Reading

Yo! Happy Friday to my homies! It’s been a long, long week. I’m really excited about being off tomorrow. I’m exhausted. Unfortunately, my day tomorrow will be spent cleaning up my house and defleaing it. Yes, Giovanni has fleas and ticks. The horror!

I’m kind of all over the place today, so I’m just going to dive into it.

Running/Working Out
I’ve had a decent week of running and working out so far. I’ve got in 1x 30 minute run and 2 x weights. Tonight I’m doing some sort of boxing workout with my friend, Toilet. So, I’ve decided not to run this morning since I’m pretty sure this workout is going to kick my ass. That means my weekend of workouts will look like this:

  • 1 x boxing/MMA style workout
  • 1 x 4-5 mile long run (ha ha ha)
  • 1 x 30 minute easy run
  • 1 x weights
  • 1 x swim

Looking at it like that, that’s a lot of working out. However, the swim will only be about 400 yards or so since I’m still getting my swimming lungs back. So, I figure I can lift and swim at the same time.

Speaking of lifting…I kind of sort of hate doing it. The one weight workout I did this week was in the house using a Jackie Warner DVD. It totally kicked my ass. This weekend I’m going to start doing this workout from Stumptuous. It’s a good beginner workout and seems to get you in and out of the gym quickly. It’s a full body workout which I prefer. (Who has time to work different body parts on different days? Not me. I have a life.)

We’ll see how it goes.

My Hate Read/Favorite Place to Troll
I know many of you  have favorite hate reads. Most of them are Healthy Living Blogs. I glance at those sometimes, but for the most part I just don’t get them. I don’t care to see anyone’s picture of oatmeal or read about their mediocre workout. (However, I will bore you with my mediocre workouts.) For the most part, I find all of these girls to be BORING, over-privileged, and not very smart.. Most of my blog reading is kept to runners.

When I first started going to GOMI, it was a wonderfully snarky place where like-minded people could snark on these women’s blogs (as well as others such as Dooce, but really how hard is it to snark on Dooce? So. Much. Hate.) However, as time went on, the Healthy Living Blog section has become a forum for people that are now allegedly recovered from ED’s.

Reading these boards makes me insane. Yet, I still do it. Why? I have no idea. It seems that many of the board members think that it’s their job to diagnose everyone as having either an ED or as a compulsive exerciser. Further, most of these women are batshit insane. Just because you saw some loser blogger do something doesn’t mean that you need to do it. AND…they seem to think that HLB’s discovered everything healthy.

Take it from an old school hippie/vegetarian chick: PEOPLE HAVE BEEN JUICING, DRINKING GREEN SMOOTHIES, RUNNING 100 MILE WEEKS, AND EATING CHIA SEEDS SINCE LONG BEFORE THE HLB’S.

Seriously, the place is insufferable. That’s why you’ll find my little ass trolling it hard. When I’m feeling extra bitchy I just go in there and drop cunty little tidbitsand then bail out. It’s all very meta when you think about it.

With that….I’m out!

9 thoughts on “Running and Hate Reading

  1. Tracy

    It’s fascinating to me how quickly the devolution happened, that GOMI went from smart, with nuanced criticisms of the HLBs, to one-note. It’s also fascinating how many women actually liked them – I’ve never read them as more than a “this can’t fucking be serious,” and to find that they resonated with people is so weird and foreign to me. The recovering from ED thing is a fascinating train wreck, too – how “recovered” are you when you spend such a huge portion of your life obsessing over food (and over other people’s reactions to ED)?

    Ugh. I could go on. I’ll stop.

  2. GeekGirl Post author

    I honestly did not know that people think about food that much. If you don’t eat before a run, they freak out. If you don’t eat after a run it’s the end of the world. My rule is, “Eat when hungry!” Boom! Done.

  3. Cathleen

    YESSSSSSSS to this. Yes yes yes. I’ve been wanting to make a post for a long time wondering if there’s anybody there who doesn’t have some sort of goddamn eating disorder.

    Also, seems like they get incredibly offended and deeply hurt if somebody triggers them or says anything to undermine their “ED” suffering.

    Thirdly, maybe it’s because I’ve never “suffered” from an eating disorder, but every time I see “ED” I think erectile dysfunction. So when posts are blah blah-ing on and on about their EDs, I chuckle in my head.

  4. cindylu

    It’s so funny to see people talk shit about a blogger claiming gluten insensitivity and in the same breath say it’s super rare but then admit to being celiac or having a BFF/sister/cousin who is celiac.

    Also, I never knew there were so many people with actual or self-diagnosed eating disorders. At first I thought it was just ’cause I’m not white and didn’t grow up middle class. There are dieters and body obsessed people in every culture, but I just saw as that not having an ED.

  5. AR

    Who the fuck ARE these people on the GOMI forums? I roll my eyes at all the ED recovery, it’s the ass kissing of EVERYONE that kills me. Like “X is so sweet, SHE CAN SOMI” or “AWW YOU GUYS X SUCKS BUT SHE’S GETTING MARRIED AND IT MADE ME CRY.” What is wrong with these people? Why go to a snarky forum to talk about how much you love these people?

    So yes, trolling is where its at.

  6. GeekGirl Post author

    I’m so happy to know I’m not alone. I thought maybe I was just insensitive to eating disorders, but these people are ridiculous. They suck as much, if not more than the bloggers.

    And..Angry, the marriage shit is beyond annoying. Someone gets married and that makes them ok. Fuck. That. I will continue my troll stroll.

  7. Kelly

    Haha, I admit I do my fair share of hate reading. And sometimes I check out GOMI, but usually stay away. I didn’t know it had turned so ED-focused and weird. But to be honest, I think the whole thing is weird because anyone that has time to regularly comment about the lives/blogs/eating habits/whatever of complete strangers should probably find something better to do with their time, you know?

    Nice running/working out! I’m glad you’re feeling better and getting back into the swing of things!

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