In 2003 I met a co-worker who biked 12 miles each way to work in Chicago. I peppered him with questions. I never imagined I would be doing that. (I have never biked in Chicago and my commute has always been <5 miles. But I would still bike if it were.)
Originally Posted by Crankin
In 2009 I saw another co-worker (in Missouri) running barefoot. I actually stopped him in his tracks to ask about it. And later peppered him with questions. I did not imagine that I would ever 1) run or 2) run barefoot!
I laugh now because when people pepper me with questions and have this whole "you're crazy as a loon" attitude it annoys me. Not the questions, the crazy part. But I'm sure that's exactly how I seemed.
In the article, Bruno's story highlights why we need walkable city infrastructure-- because gyms are for fit people. And/or we need gyms to make fat people feel comfortable. I have heard so many people say they are uncomfortable going to the gym, that it doesn't have anything for them. And they aren't anywhere near Bruno's size. Like the researcher said at the end, fat is only one part of it and you can be fit & fat. But that's not reflected in gym classes.
2009 Trek 7.2FX WSD, brooks Champion Flyer S, commuter bike