Monday, November 2, 2009

Apparently I'm Not a Carrot.



















Yeah, I didn't know what a "carrot" is either.

Turns out, it's an attractive runner in flattering run-wear that, theoretically, would be motivating for the male runner to follow, like a horse following a carrot.

So. Backing up. I ran a 5K Saturday with my daughter for charity.

And I wore this:
























And I'm all proud of myself and exhausted but feeling pretty badass for completing it and my friend Sharon pulls up in the car next to me and rolls down her window.

Sharon: Hey! Good job! You guys made a pretty good time!
Me: Thanks!
Sharon: But yeah- we need to talk about your running gear.
Me: What-this?
Sharon: Yeah, the baggy sweatshirt and sweatpants and 2 pounds of keys?
Me: Not so much?
Sharon: No. Not very aerodynamic. I'm taking you to TJ Maxx.

I'm thinking my look is more "eggplant."

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Running Room

Congrats on the 5K, I love Eggplant too... parmesan

trifitmom said...

that is pretty funny. i have never heard of the term carrot ....congrats

kmoye said...

i thought they called the chick a carrot bc she was a fake orange color.
anyhoo, you're my type of carrot bc i'd run just to try to catch up to ya. of course that's mainly bc I'd want to chat about your other blog, but that counts!

Swirl Girl said...

I though carrot referred to her overdone spray tan...but I guess the 'whore before the cart' thing works too.

A Wedding Story said...

Ha! That is hysterical. I feel like I'm more of a pumpkin. Blah!

SueMac said...

Hmmm.... like others, I was thinking of the fake orange spray tan. But I do know the whole concept of a carrot...... the cute guy in the running shorts and the strong legs I chase after every time we run together!

Paige said...

That looks much like my saturday morning 5K get up as well. I thought I was stunning an d anyone who argues with me can kiss my ass

Marinka said...

Men are going to chase carrots? Good grief, where's my Dunkin Donut?

Michelle said...

Congratulations on completing the 5K for charity. No need to be a "carrot" but comfy running gear is nice.

Lipstick said...

LOL!!! I thought the chick was a carrot b/c of the fake tan too! Congrats on the 5k!

Lisa-licious said...

I seriously hate running, unless there is a Krispy Kreme at the end of the run. I did, however, always think that if there was some "Cougar Bait" running in front of me, just for the visual, that I could really "go the distance". I might even try to catch him!
I thought they were calling that runner with the built-in floatation devices a carrot because her tanning creme turned her all orange!

Frau said...

You need to be a carrot you will run faster, with all the NJ guys chasing you!

Ashlee said...

stop it! how does she run with those boobs?! I am like everyone else with the idea that she is carrot orange! :) I dont think it matters what you wear, as long as you are running..

ginger said...

i thought it was b/c she was so 'orange' tan :)

Ms. Attitude said...

HAHA! I give you a lot of credit. I like your look, it is very eggplant.

kys said...

I think you look better than that stupid carrot. Congrats on your run!

atiredwife said...

Congratulations on the run!

This watermelon would love to look as good as your eggplant.

Merrie said...

Carrot, shmarrot -- you ran a freaking marathon!! Good for you! :)

Miss Yvonne said...

Considering that I only run if someone is chasing me with a knife or a spear of asparagus, I'm super impressed with your run! AND you did it carrying a bunch of keys. Weird and impressive!

our b life said...

Eggplants are hot and sexy too!

schnaarzy said...

The race for supporting Boyz n The Hood cause was really successful. Great job!

Spot said...

Um...I think it's a good thing that the "carrot" is wearing sunglasses because it kind of looks like one of her fake boobs (oh, you know they are! kind of like her tan!) might get loose and bounce up and black her eye. Dangerous that.

I think I'd rather be a "better safe then sorry" eggplant!

♥Spot

sexgrinch said...

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a sweater and yoga pants! And if there is my clothing line launch is going to fail massively.

Just dropping by to say hi!

The Mayor said...

I thought it had something to do with her cleavage, perfect place to carry a snack between those implants, You know served up on a platter?

Nanodance said...

I liked your outfit better. As for the carrot, she doesn't really look like she can run very fast.

Rachel said...

Hahaha. I didn't know what a carrot was either.

Elisa, The Unlikely Housewife said...

a carrot? never heard that before. though I have to say, the girl in the first photo looks way worse IMO, with the red nail polish and bleached hair and all. I mean, it's a marathon, not a Russian whorehouse ;-)

Kristina with a K said...

You are totally a carrot, I dunno what you are talking about!

Congrats on the run!

nikki said...

Eggplant is much better then I would rate. I think I'm more dried up prune.