Thursday, October 30, 2008

TIaRT: Super Powers

The TIaRT over at Runner's Lounge this week calls for runners to ponder about what kind of super powers they would love to have. Honestly, I'm not much of a superhero expert so I had to rely on Google to help me with the type of super powers there are out there. There are A LOT of super powers, apparently! I actually found this article that listed some creative and cool super powers!

Now, not all of these would be applicable to runners but I found one that I would LOVE to have the super power of the Metabolism Woman. According to the article I mentioned earlier the author wrote: "I would use this power to eat fried foods, eat more chocolate and drink more alcohol, knowing that my *super metabolism* would just burn it all off, keeping me fit and trim, without paying for it with hours at the gym."

HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE???

Of course, I would change mine so that my "super metabolism" would kick in when I start running! I would eat and drink whatever I wanted and if I ran (even only a mile), it would all be burned off! All of it. And then some. How awesome would that be? Sure, if I was truly lazy, I wouldn't even need to run! But then, what would be the point? I love running!

Man, this was really fun to think about... (And I think I am obsessed with my weight. I've written my last 3 TIaRTs on some kind of weight related topic!)

If you're really into this super power stuff, you can even vote as to what you think is the best super power! And here's are some funny and practical super powers you can chuckle over.

On the running front, I haven't been as good as I should. I had a busy day on Tuesday at work and by the time I got home (after my long a$$ commute) I had no desire to go to the gym. It was my cross training day and I totally skipped out. Bad me. Wednesday, I went for an easy 6 miler after work. Today, I'm going to shoot for 8 after work and go visit my sister who is 15 weeks pregnant!

35 comments:

  1. That is such a great idea! Metabolism woman! That would be so awesome, then you would never gain weight!

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  2. You are the third blog buddy of mine who has posted about super powers this morning. This topic really resonated with peeps. Sheesh, I feel so weak and powerless around all you fantasy-superhero homies.

    I love the idea of Metabolism Woman. First, let's drink a big vanilla milkshake and then we can talk some more about it. LOL.

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  3. Yeah! Metabolism Woman sounds amazing:)

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  4. Perfect! Yes, I'd go for that.

    Thanks for the pointer (below) to the Kaiser Half - I didn't know about that one and it fits perfectly into my schedule. I'll be there!

    Also, enjoy NYC. I'll be there right before you, but won't be enjoy all those tasty meals, alas. It's a budget trip (lots of Ray's Pizza, though!)

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  5. Metabolism woman sounds amazing. I, in fact, live with a Metabolism Man, who actually eats whatever/whenever he wants (twice as much as I eat, at least) and STILL loses. In a way, he sees it as a blessing and a curse. Instead of a super-hero, I guess he's a tragic hero with a tragic flaw, aha.

    I always worry that I come across as obsessed with my weight, too. (My French friend just told me I had a "complexe" about losing weight, in fact.) I think I end up sounding obsessed (maybe even unhealthily) to people who don't know me well. I just try to remember that I am working towards being healthy, fit, AND good-looking, and nothing about that is bad.

    Rock on, Julianne!

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  6. ok, yours WINS. i can't even think of anything to post about that can compare!

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  7. YES YES YES to eating w/o gaining weight! Would be a dream come true :)

    That "Mute Button" superpower would come in handy too! Especially around my raucous household.

    Have a great visit with your sister..

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  8. I need that!! Cause Lord knows I love me some fried food :-X :-X

    Awwhhh how exciting for you. Is this going to be your first time being an Aunt?

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  9. So funny! I think that is a great super-power. What a great idea!

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  10. ohhh i am loving that superpower!!!

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  11. i love your super power and totally wish i could have that. unforunately, i think i ate like i DID have that power when i started running!
    congrats on being an aunt :)
    portand is next october--sign up! if u ever want to meet up for a run (or eating and drinking woohoo) when you're in town, let me know!

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  12. I love it!! I wish I had that superpower too :)

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  13. Yay, how exciting that your sis is pregnant! Do you have any nieces and nephews now?

    Metabolism Woman is a fun idea, and the way you've made it a running incentive is clever...I thought running was SUPPOSED to work like that but I guess that's why many of us (read: I) gain weight when training for longer races. :(

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  14. haha I love it. Metabolism woman. Rockin':)
    Now maybe we should start developing these super powers;)

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  15. Ahhh, you are a girl after my own *heart* - I could REALLY use that power. ;)

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  16. I think MANY people dream of this power. Really who wouldn't unless they already have one of those really high metabolisms?

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  17. Wow...that would be a wildly fun superpower to have...whether you are or are not weight conscious. I'd love to pull mine out at mile 20 on Sunday. Yeah, that would be so cool!

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  18. Metabolism Woman... amen, sista! ;)

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  19. Metabolis woman! HAHA :) I love it!!!

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  20. Creativitiy points for sure. Especially this time of year. How many fun-sized Snickers equals a full one? About 24 right?

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  21. Oh I like the super power! Nice idea!! I'll take it! how is your sister feeling, she is about 9 weeks behind me!

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  22. OOOO yeah!!, super metabolism!!, who would not like that?!?!

    I could eat like Michael Pelps al the time and be as thin as lets see....Kate moss, but in men??. mmm, no, that would look very weird.

    http://web.me.com/amaurydeleon/Run/Run/Run.html

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  23. How about "Investment boy" woman. Then you can buy all the running shoes you want..

    Yeah eating and not worrying how it would add pounds would be a cool "super hero" trait as well.

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  24. This is a good one too. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  25. I really need to look into this site that has weekly questions, seems like I'm out of the loop.

    I like the matabolism one... that made me laugh, I would have never thought about that. HAHAHA... can a guy get a piece of that?

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  26. Super metabolism sounds good ;)

    I'm using the GMAT, Kaplan and Princeton Book. I thought about Manhattan, but I need to get this done ASAP and didn't want to invest in the Manhattan series. I'll be satisfied with a 650, a 700 would be spectacular, a 750 I've died and gone to heaven, an 800 harder than running in the cold with no clothes on!

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  27. That is a great power. Can Metabolism woman spread her magic metabolism around to all her pals too??

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  28. Are you starting a new blog???

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  29. I hate change so I can't help you with this!!

    I've been wanting to change my blog name and I can't come up with anything creative. "Running Journal" bleh...how boring. I *LOVE* "I *heart* running", tho.

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  30. I think this would be the one I would choose above all others!

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  31. Metabolism Woman is a great super power. I thought that running was going to give me that power, but I actually gained weight after I started running long distance. I've read that intervals will give me this power, and as soon as I get the power to vanquish the "plantar fascist", I'm going to give it a try.

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  32. That is a great idea! I have the slowest metabolism EVER...my hubby can think the word "diet" and lose weight...me, I have to run everyday and eat crackers =).

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