Tuesday, September 11, 2012

After my last two posts, I got a rather interesting email from someone we shall call Anonymous.

Because that's how the email came through.

Apparently, my comments were rude, insensitive, and I *have* no clue.

Which of course made me go all.....

sad face


Most of my friends...because really only my friends even read this blog....know me well enough and have enough history to understand where my comments came from.

STILL, I figured that I would entertain an explanation.

and NOT an apology.

The primary concern of ANONYMOUS was that I really incredibly rude to woman at the gym.



1.) This woman who plans on doing her first triathlon is a PITA. She is a snob and will say whatever she can to tear other people down.

As far as I'm concerned, if she doesn't like me because of my response. I have no problem with that.

regardless of what type of person she is.....


The point of my post was that EVERYONE refers to themselves as being SLOW.  PEOPLE WHO RUN WAY FASTER THAN me.

I'm tired of it. 

You know what. I'm fast on the bike. You know what else? It has taken me a long time to get here.

So for me to say.....no....to LIE and say "oh I'm so SLOW"....I'm not going to do it.

When did it become a crime or when did it become RUDE TO SAY YOU ARE GOOD AT SOMETHING.

If you are reading this, and you ARE faster than me. THEN GOOD FOR YOU, BUT IT DOESN'T MAKE ME SLOW.  IT JUST MAKES YOU FASTER.

For goodness sakes Anonymous, LIGHTEN UP.


Wes said...


Molly said...

Woohoo and AMEN! I'm fast compared to some of my friends, I'm slow compared to many many others. I'll relish the speed I think I have and there's nothing rude about it!

Julie said...

Totally missed the point didn't they...

Stefanie Frank said...

I think it is sometimes hard to OWN our strengths. It's "easier" and we can "fit in" more if we're self deprecating.

To me the point of your last post was FUCK THAT. Self deprecating crap.

Since Silverman I've learned to no longer do that to myself. I OWN my strengths and accomplishments -- oh and HELLO there's a way to do that without being an ass.

I accepted TONS of congratulations on social media and off for a race I did not even FINISH on Sunday. And guess what! I accepted them ALL without qualifying it with "oh but I didn't finish."

I know I'm still the bomb and I OWN what happened out there -- including the disappointment.

Go on being your bad self. As if you wouldn't!!

Tribrit said...

Ha ha. Loved your post. You said this was going to be her first Tri, when she has as many under her belt as you do then let her discuss speed. Doesn't sound like she would have taken offense anyway!!!