30 Oct 2008
Categorized As: CarbKiller

Well, today was day two of my life as a road runner. (Oh how I miss my easy elliptical machine at the gym!) There is something liberating about…okay who am I kidding. Running still sucks. A lot. And if you’re like me you have the double-whammy. What better experience is there then huffing and puffing and dragging your fat butt all over Orange County then doing it in with airborne allergies.


I had to buy a freaking fanny pack to hold my Puffs Plus. Yes, I am one of THOSE women. The best part? in an attempt to save my ego I decided to go to REI and buy it from there. Oh my gosh you have to go look at them. They are all HUUUUGE. There were two that were bigger then my purse and my purse can hold a full size three ring binder. I couldn’t bring myself to buy one of those obviously.


And I really wanted one with a water bottle thing, something to hold snacks, a swiss army knife, a small flint and some matches in case I need to start a fire…and then I remembered why I don’t shop at REI. I never need this shit (CZ does not camp–see aforementioned comment about horrible airborne allergies). But that’s what happens to me at REI. I suddenly want things like a camp stove and snow shoes and rapelling harnesses. Oddly enough it’s like my Target problem but more expensive.


I was lucky this time, I was able to make it out of the store alive and with only my one little Jansport “waist pack.” The good news? It was the lightest one that could fit my phone, etc. It was also the cheapest one. The bad news? I’m fat and I’m running on the street, which sucks and if that’s not bad enough I’m doing it with a fanny pack. Really is it even POSSIBLE to live that down?

You know youre jealous.

You know you're jealous.

For the love of pete, tell me I’m not the only one!

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  1. Hogzilla says,

    OMG. OMG. OMG.

    CK has a fanny pack? OMG. This is awesome. Can we please change your FCR name to Fanny? Please? Cuz that would make my day.

    Seriously, this is the best story ever to start my morning off with. Next thing you know, you’ll be wearing really bad Hawaiian shirts and your camera around your neck.

    Sorry. I know I should be more understanding. I’m gonna go work on that now.

    dated October 30, 2008 at 8:53 am

  2. CarbKiller says,

    HZ you I’m so glad your bday isn’t until march. I’ll be shopping for a lovely orange fanny pack for you (and you’ll even match your running shoes! WOO HOO!)

    dated October 30, 2008 at 8:55 am

  3. Jodie says,

    Practical and needed. Don’t feel embarressed. Before long you’ll be a svelt woman with a fanny-pack ;)

    I’m going to invest in an armband to hold my mobile phone… eventually. Good going on the 2nd day!

    dated October 30, 2008 at 9:29 am

  4. MsMenozzi says,

    Does it help to know that many, many Italian men have these and use them all the time? Does it help to know that my handsome hubby has one and uses it all the time, especially during the summer?


    Sorry, can’t help you there. I’m the goofball who lugs around a messenger bag with a notebook and approximately 50 pens in it, plus my cell, digital camera, portable mini-fan and a hairbrush that folds up on itself and has a mirror in the handle.

    What? I have to be prepared, don’t I?

    dated October 30, 2008 at 9:46 am

  5. CarbKiller says,

    MsM, thank you for the lovely thoughts of hot Italian men. Unfortunately, I believe there are a number of things Europeans can get away with and still look cool while I cannot. For example driving Vespas they look chic, I’d just look like an fool.

    dated October 30, 2008 at 9:48 am

  6. Hogzilla says,

    BTW–we must have a picture of you running with the fanny pack. It’s a rule. I just made it up.

    dated October 30, 2008 at 10:07 am

  7. CarbKiller says,

    HZ- Pffffft! to you. I’m so wearing it the entire time I come visit you in Little Rock. Yes, yes I am.

    And Jodie, there is pretty much no chance of that. LOL. Thanks for trying.

    dated October 30, 2008 at 10:08 am

  8. Jodie says,

    All in favor say ‘Aye’


    dated October 30, 2008 at 12:10 pm

  9. CarbKiller says,

    Jodie, thank you for the support. I really appreciate it. I might have done the armband thing too except for the tissue factor.

    dated October 30, 2008 at 1:07 pm

  10. FatChicksRunning.com » Blog Archive » snow birds running says,

    […] Also, I feel very good that I will NOT be running with a fanny pack, unlike SOME people I know… […]

    dated October 30, 2008 at 1:14 pm

  11. Cinde says,

    err, i’d rather havea wallet chain continually slap me in the boob than wear a fanny pack. That’s just me. i don’t notice them on anyone else. However, I’m proud of you for doing whatcha gotta do.

    dated October 30, 2008 at 1:26 pm

  12. Mia says,

    I need a picture of this. Tell me when you’re running so I can follow you around and post the photo of the fanny pack….

    dated October 30, 2008 at 5:27 pm

  13. Feisty says,

    I’m choosing to take fanny in the English sense right now and always think of you that way.

    dated October 31, 2008 at 2:14 am

  14. FatChicksRunning.com » Blog Archive » Oh Jubilant Thursday says,

    […] I get to wear my awesome fanny pack so I can carry a little notebook, a camera, some business cards, etc. You know what I’ve […]

    dated November 6, 2008 at 4:35 pm

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