My wife has a habit of putting her hand on my stomach in pictures. If this had happened once or twice I probably wouldn’t have noticed, but it happens regularly. Once I noticed it I started to wonder why. Is it an overwhelming desire to touch me? If I had an awesome set of abs, I would understand her being overwhelmed. Actually my abs probably aren’t too bad somewhere under there… but now I’m sounding like an old man!
If it is a reminder to “suck it in” I haven’t always heeded the reminder (click the collage to take a closer look). I will try to do a better job of remembering and/or taking the hint in the future. With all the running I’ve been doing to prepare for a half marathon next Sunday you would think that I would have gotten so thin that sucking it in wouldn’t be required. No such luck, I lost some weight at first but weigh the same now as when I started training. I think the more I run, the more efficient my body gets and the less impact it has on my appearance/weight. As I get ready for the Marine Corps Marathon next fall I will have to lose some weight just so there is less impact on my feet, knees, and hips for the long training runs. As much as I like pastries and ice-cream, I will have to cut back. I also love grapes, watermelon, and apples, and they don’t have the same negative effect on me. OK, now I’m starting to sound like an old guy willing to run long grueling distances regardless of how sore his feet get just to try to feel younger…
Regardless of why she does it, I find it to be sweet and loving, so I hope she doesn’t stop just because I pointed it out to everyone!
Update: I got another gentle reminder when I pushed the publish button. WordPress let me know that this is my 100th Post!