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By jen - / Thursday 14 March 2013 10:52 / United States
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And? I can walk from dawn till dusk without getting tired (and have on occasion), but can't run more than a minute. I can carry a hundred pounds, but couldn't bench press that same weight more than twice. There's different types of "fit". Also, I don't know about you, but it's always a great deal harder for me to run after eating anything, which OP had just done.

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And? I can walk from dawn till dusk without getting tired (and have on occasion), but can't run more than a minute. I can carry a hundred pounds, but couldn't bench press that same weight more than twice. There's different types of "fit". Also, I don't know about you, but it's always a great deal harder for me to run after eating anything, which OP had just done.

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It's harder to run after eating anything because your body is digesting the food. That uses energy, which one could be safe to assume is part of the reason OP didn't make it very far.

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There area my reasons someone may not be able for more then a block that have nothing to do with fitness. Ever try running in heels? I can't run more then a block but I can swim for long distances. The high impact of running is painful, and the pain winds me quickly. Fun of autoimmune illness that causes pain. Before that, I could run further distances unless if I had just eaten.

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24 - No, I myself did not claim to be able to run four times that long. A full on run for a minute would get you (perhaps) a third of a block in my area. Also, I used to work in a factory. Many of the employees spent their entire days lifting fifty pound sheets of steel, punching them in the press, and laying them back down - eight hours a day, five days a week. They had virtually no body fat. I doubt anyone would ever claim they weren't fit. Yet, come time for the company picnic, when we had t

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Ok, people. Please. Stop arguing about "what is fit and what isn't" it doesn't change the fact the OP was mugged. Let's say OP could run more than a block. Let's say, hypothetically, OP was fast enough to catch up to the man. What would you suggest then? OP take on a full grown man by herself with her bare hands? Before I make this into a "Man are stronger than women" or "Women are stronger than men" argument. Think about it. OP didn't have the strength to catch u

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Not to mention, for safety reasons it is recommended that you don't fight back in a mugging. Regardless of age, he could have been carrying a weapon. A purse isn't worth it, even if you can catch up to your mugger.

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@39 Yeah, fun shit my doctor told me about a year ago I have fibromyalgia it irritates the fuck out of me when things I used to do without issue are harder/painful thankfully I have a pretty decent pain tolerance

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We're jerks for saying she deserved it for being a fatass? Because she totally did. Clearly, she's not fit at all if she breaks down from exhaustion after one block. Is this the new America, where people defend obesity and comfort the whiners instead of motivating them for better lives? OP, lose some weight and get a cross body bag and it won't happen next time.

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Having your handbag stolen sucks but then again so does your diet apparently. Fyl and ydi on this one!

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I think more than half of the commenters are in the same predicament as OP. People just aren't in shape period regardless of weight.

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I'm with you, my lacrosse season started last Monday and I still have sore legs, but I'm in shape on my torso. Op could be in good shape, just not be a good runner like me.

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I agree you can be in shape but not have endurance. Working out and having a six pack and nice biceps still won't help you run without getting winded if you're a smoker, have bad lungs, are not conditioned for running etc.

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I wasn't talking about one specific, unique case where smoking doesn't affect running. I was referencing the widely known and proven negative effects that smoking tends to have on a person's ability to run for an extended period.

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Saying not to eat at McDonalds is a pretty ignorant statement. Fast food is cheaper than healthy food, and you have no idea what this person's income is. It's possible that area and income makes McDonalds the only choice, or at least one of many unhealthy choices.

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Fast food is NOT cheaper then 'healthy' food if you go to a supermarket and buy fruits and veggies and healthy things that is ALOT cheaper then fast food, it is better for you and it is more filling. So no don't use "it's cheaper" as an excuse to eat shit. If you want to eat shit then eat it I won't say anything against you but don't use the it's cheaper excuse because wit is NOT.

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How is fast food cheaper? Idk how often you go to the supermarket but you can get raw ingredients cheap, and you know, cook. Even better if you swallow your pride and go to a discount food store( Unless you only buy organic, which I understand...but it's expensive) Also if she is going out to eat her income can't be that bad. People hurting for money bring lunch to work or eat at home, or even skip lunch. Trust me I've managed to have a couple days of lunch from fruit tree's around my school/ t

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I took their comment to mean that after anyone has eaten, regardless of their fitness level, they have a much harder time running or exercising. Your body is expending energy to digest your meal and that can make you slower, weaker, and overall more tired.

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the fact that they ate mcdonalds doesnt mean any of that, the fact they stopped at a block does, but you shouldnt assume people that eat mcdonalds are unhealthy and dont exercise

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Not everyone who eats at McDonald's is a fat, lazy, and unhealthy person. I maintain a rather healthy diet due to my Crohn's disease, I avoid gluten and sugars, and only drink water and coffee, occasionally. That diet can get a little boring sometimes. So it's always nice to splurge once in a while with a disgustingly unhealthy meal because, well, it tastes good!

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7 - how far/fast can you run after a meal? I run everyday but probably wouldn't get very far if I attempted it after eating.

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ever heard of the Rock? Every 150 days he eats 4 pizzas 21 brownies and 18 pancakes...if you don't know who he is look him up cos he definitely isn't fat. Having a treat once in a while is fine

That is pretty shitty. I've never really understood how someone can grab your purse off your arm. However, I am extremely paranoid of it happening, or of someone in a crowded area reaching into my purse and taking something, so I always clutch onto it for dear life and hug it close to my body when I'm out. I always have my diabetic supplies and I'd be fucked if someone got that. :(

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