Rambling: Sore Assumptions

Today, someone said something to me that kind of made me a little angry. We were getting up to file into the classroom, and I mention something around the lines of “Oh, zumba last night made me a little sore!” I said this happily, because I don’t really get sore all that easily, and one of my class mates replied sassily “Don’t say anything about being sore.” She’s a dance major so, of course, they dance. And they dance a lot. They’re going to be sore a lot of the time. 

This made me mad because I actually do understand a lot the physical pain she’s probably in. Because, believe it or not, when you’re doing drum corps (color guard, specifically) for sixteen-plus hours a day for four weeks straight, you get to know sore pretty darn well. 

On top of that, I am currently training for a half marathon. So on top of doing zumba last night, today I went for a 6.5 mile run. The first “long run” of the year. It kind of ticks me off that she thinks that I, “just a lowly radio student,” doesn’t understand what sore is. 

I knew this wouldn’t be a lengthy post, because I have a lot of homework I need to be doing tonight (also… I really want to watch Parks and Recreation…) So I need to get cracking. 

Just please, don’t assume things. Ever. The person next to you may understand better than you think they do.

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Author: erikabunk

Raised in Northern Minnesota. BA in Radio/Business & Entrepreneurship, but right now just talking too much about running shoes and a Masters Student at DePaul (Journalism). Training for the marathon with various podcasts. Spends too much time on Spotify, in search of the best record store in the world, and dreams of returning to Reykjavík.

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