So last week a guy I went to college with sends me a Facebook message asking me if I were running a half marathon that upcoming weekend. I was not. I told him I had pretty much given up running in favor of CrossFit. He then tells me that he went to Brick with his business partner 2 weeks before, had a great time, and was still sore. Now we all know that I love a run down play by play, of people's workouts. I find it genuinely interesting. You can spend 15 minutes telling me why you chose not to put an additional 10 pounds on the bar and I will listen enthralled and might even ask clarifying questions. This guy I went to college with wasn't really able to articulate what they did that day but he knew it was hard.
Now I like this kid just fine. I wouldn't consider him to be a close friend or anything, but I've known him for many years and I think he is good stuff. So the transcript below of the next part of our conversation is not to be viewed as my opinion of him or an indication that I am mad at him or anyone else. I thought it was interesting that he chose the words he chose and the reaction that I had.
GUY: never been into lifting actually...always had lotta of natural muscle so more into cardio and sculpting
GUY: even tho my biz partner is adamant that lifting is still the best for cardio
ME: what the fuck is sculpting?
ME: lifting is the best cardio
GUY: guess i was wrong
GUY: u know what sculpting is
GUY: u sculpt
GUY: ...u appear quite sculpted
ME: I do not sculpt. I lift
ME: I have a 100# clean and jerk