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Fittingly Mad: "We Don't Have Room For Your Sneakers."

Fittingly Mad: "We Don't Have Room For Your Sneakers."

Over Thanksgiving I made the trip out to Philadelphia to see family. My husband convinced me that it was going to be way too cold to work out while we were there, so after much discussion and hesitation, I ditched my sneakers. Keep in mind that I bring my sneakers almost everywhere, but I let my hubby win this battle. He reminded me that since we were staying at a relative's house, it was not like I would have the option to hit up the hotel gym. I did bring some workout clothes so I could do stretches in my room, but left the sneakers at home thinking that he was right and there was no way I was going to brave the below-zero temperatures to run for one day.

Thanksgiving day comes along and I go outside for some fresh air and it is 70 degrees outside! I almost died. I would have absolutely loved to take a jog outside, especially since all the leaves were this gorgeous shade of yellow. What's even worse? Turns out that my relatives had just purchased a brand new elliptical machine for their home that I would have loved to try out. Me, I am sneakerless — awesome.

I was really very mad at my husband for being so against me bringing my sneakers and I was bummed at myself for not going with my gut. Next time, even if my husband kicks and screams about the valuable space they are taking up, my sneakers are coming along. Even if it is predicted to be freezing cold, you never know what is going to happen.

To me, being able to fit in a workout when I can is worth having to take only one scarf rather than two. Guess what is on my Christmas list from my hubby? Well Reebok Travel Trainers, of course!


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The-Italian-Jem The-Italian-Jem 9 years
Um, why not just buy a new pair, it's not like you're never going to use them again...
bawp125 bawp125 9 years
Ugh, I bet that was frustrating. My sneaker story is my own fault. When my boyfriend and I were still long distance, I went to visit him for a long weekend and forgot my sneakers! I was so mad at myself, so I went to Ross and bought a super cheap pair. I leave them in my car now so that no matter where I go (within driving distance), I always have a pair.
nancita nancita 9 years
Same thing happened to me at Thanksgiving, except it was my call not to bring the sneakers and I was so annoyed at myself! It was either bring the sneakers in a bigger bag and check my luggage or go with a carry on and no sneakers. I realized when I got there that I had so much down-time, a run would have been great. Oh well: Next time.
JennyLovesYou JennyLovesYou 9 years
Oh, husbands. They are trouble, aren't they? (this sounds sarcastic but it is not, I swear.) I admire your commitment to exercise but I think it's okay to skip out on a day, particularly to spend the holidays with your family. You could have gone for a walk if you felt you needed some movement, unless of course the only shoes you brought were heels, then maybe borrow from someone else or buy a cheap-o pair at Payless? You have every right to be annoyed - I am not trying to take that away from you - but I think when you think about it in retrospect it isn't a big deal.
EllaBella EllaBella 9 years
Fit, I guess you're not mad about it anymore but anyway now you learnt something. Never ever leave your sneakers behind! To me it is must, I never ever travel without sneakers and some gym clothes even if I go to a place where it seems totally impossible to get to exercise simply because you never know!:)
vanprooyen vanprooyen 9 years
Yeah, I also agree with Syako. Dude. I mean, I think she was just venting, which is healthy. Really, I don't think she should leave her husband because of this! Get real.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
:rotfl: Thank you, syako. I was thinking the same thing.
marygrace marygrace 9 years
i would have been really upset if i couldn't bring my sneakers or workout gear with me, especially over thanksgiving when i would be really concerned with exercising all of that extra food! i bring my sneakers everywhere. if i'm not traveling by plane, i usually tie the sneakers to the suitcase handle so i don't have to give up any space inside my luggage (i certainly am not a light packer!) if i'm traveling by plane and won't have control of my luggage, i usually just tie my sneakers to my carry-on bag or something like that. if worse comes to worse, you could always wear the sneakers while traveling!
syako syako 9 years
Guys - I think she just needed a fittingly mad post - it's not that she's still angry about it. And as for the first commenter - I seriously doubt anyone would "ditch" their husband and father of their children because he said she shouldn't pack a pair of sneakers, I mean - really!
Majrhoulihan Majrhoulihan 9 years
Why are you still angry about this? Letting go of anger is good for your health too.
julieulie julieulie 9 years
If there wasn't room in the suitcase, why didn't you offer to take out something else of yours to bring the sneakers instead? When we travel and share a suitcase, we divide the space equally and can bring whatever we want, as long as it fits in our space. If there's too much stuff, then it's our individual responsibility to pare down what we don't want to make it fit.
emalove emalove 9 years
If you want to bring your sneakers, bring your sneakers! I'd never let my husband tell me what I could and couldn't pack as far as my clothing went. Not that he'd ever try, but still. Pack what you want to pack!
Pixie462 Pixie462 9 years
OMG, I'd never take that crap. Not taking the sneakers if I wanted to wouldn't even be an option. That's just way too much control. I'd ditch that guy in a heartbeat.And just to make him mad, I'd wear the sneakers when traveling and pack my dressy/casual shoes - take that!
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