There is a girl, I call her <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><i>ultra</i></span>-marathon girl, which to this group will sound wrong.She is not in fact an ultra girl. But most folks don't know terms so it works. I do this because she is type A to the extreme.<br>
4BM would recognise her from local events.<br>
She cracks me up. not only is she extreme in her running and lifting (the day I met her (at like noon) she had raced in a 5k and a 10k that morning as there was no local long run race. And she was at the gym lifting and kinda pissy about it already being noon.<br>
Everything about her proves how un-type A I am. What is that Type B? Type Z? When she trains her clients she out lifts them. Because "why should I go lite just to make them feel better" o.k.? She power-walks faster than I run. Literally. She will do back to back marathons for fun. She says things to her children (who are way fast too for 5 year olds- uh, they can beat me) "of course you are still hungry. You didn't have a complete protein. You should have asked me for a hard boiled egg with your xyz. We have company picnics. Her family will sit and not eat while we all do. I desperately want to sneak the kids a cookie. They have the strictest diet. No sugar, no refined anything, nothing frozen, nothing packaged. She won't play in our "fun games" because we are not serious enough. What's the point in serious drunken sand volleyball? Last winter we ran a bit together (T.M's) when we'd drop the kids off I'd hand mine a banana a little yogurt cup and some granola. She'd break out.....wait I got way off track.<br>
She's type A and I am not. My muscles fatigue long before hers. I'm a zen runner to her double watches. It is a very interesting comparison between girls who on paper look very similar. The last race we raced together I almost doubled her time. We were both sick. Afterwards she was mad her 6:05/ 6:10's weren't more even. I was staring at soccer players and it took a whole banana for my brain to compute what she was complaining about. What? 6's? ........... Oh yeah, but did you see the cool shirt I got?