• sisters on a mission.

  • Three sisters. One in Virginia. One in London. One in New York. None of whom wear shorts. Ever.

  • the mission?

    Running.
    Taking delight.
    Learning Italian.
    Getting to Italy.
    Wearing shorts.
    In Italy.
    June 2011.

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on posteriors and lessons learned

The best lesson learned I have ever heard was from my friend Dayna (aka suttonhoo in the blogosphere)  who, upon completing a two-week sailing trip around the islands of Greece with a naturist first-mate, came to the realization that “your underwear is there to protect me as much as it is to protect you.”

This truism should be at the very top of the list of gluteal words of wisdom.   It is so brilliant that I hesitate to put forth my own addition to the record based on my experience today.  But in the interest of science and the need to produce a blog post I offer this advice:

Get your bum fancy in moderation.

And by this I mean:

  1. Do not add extra derriere maneuvers to your pilates workout the day before starting the Couch to 5K week three workout in which you double your running sections.
  2. Do not engage in four hours of walking around Arts in the Park after the aforementioned target training even though you might score a really cool necklace* with a carved Tibetan bead illustrating the conch, one of the eight auspicious signs.
  3. If you should decide to perform all of the above, then do not forget to stretch said area prior to running the next day lest cheek cramps prevent you from going faster than a slow crawl.

That is all my friends.  I caution you to not make the same mistakes I made.   If my words can make a difference for just one person, then it was worth the pain (but not really).

* necklace by Karie Walker - http://www.beadpoet.etsy.com

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11 Responses

  1. Good advice which I will heed. I was going to do my GYBF routine tomorrow, the day before I start week 3! Thank you for helping me prevent such folly. I’ll concentrate on abs and arms.
    That necklace is a rockstar.

    • Yes, from now on I’m saving my GYBF routines for Thursdays. I’ve been doing a Monday, Wednesday, Saturday routine. That will give me a full day of recovery.

      I love the necklace. The jade and silver beads are from Turkey. Totally worth the pain I suffered today!

  2. Do you actually have a GYBF routine? if so, please share. Mine is looking a bit plain.

    • squats. squats. squats.
      there is an app called 200 Squats. It’s not fancy. It’s not anything really, just tells you how many squats to do each day.
      but yeah, squats.
      I’m going to look for more fancy routine, to truly call GYBF. Stay tuned.

  3. great post. I’ve been asked to offer a correction re the circumstances from which that remark emerged so here it is, in brief:

    the Naturist in Greece was well behaved, and mostly clothed when he sailed. The predicament emerged when I found myself on a boat in Thailand that was dominated by Naturists who liked to cruise in the nude, and sit themselves in the very same seats we all shared.

    small boat + lots of naked bums = wholly unhygienic

    • Yeesh. That just gave me the shivers. It’s no wonder I forgot the details.

      But really, I should have known that it would take more than a single offender to give you pause before taking a seat. Thank you for the clarification Dayna!

  4. All this talk about getting fancy bums really “cracks” me up… get it? Bum? Crack? HA HA HA HA!

    Em… I hope that little joke doesn’t get me blocked from your site? I love reading you guys, seriously! And Arts in the Park sounds super cool.

  5. Aw, what the heck… might at well push me luck…

    If you three are going to get fancy bums, I’ve got two words for you: Booty shorts.

    The kind for running? Bet they’re all the fashion rage in Italy… or are we too old to wear that sort of thing? HA HA!

    • You’re never too old for booty shorts! But if you’re going to wear them outside the privacy of your own home, then you should be able to fit ALL PARTS of your booty within the confines of the shorts. IMHO.

  6. […] in the saddle as it was, to protect my “fancy bum” from the jarring ride (that for Heather, HA!). The last thing I need is a high-speed […]

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