Friday Confession: I Am Pavlov’s Dog


I exercise a lot.

It’s not for the reasons you might imagine. I play doubles tennis just to have fun and move my body, but I play singles for one reason and one reason only.


I love fried food. I love it so much that I was 198 pounds when I was pregnant with the kids. I have the palate of a morbidly obese woman, so I exercise. With two hours of activity I reward myself with two eggrolls. I don’t really want to play a singles match, I’d rather play doubles and move a little less. I want the eggrolls, so I run a little harder. I play to win. I start planning my lunch sometime around the 14th game.

I also have a taco truck habit. I love the tortas and ceviche and a Mexican Coca Cola with the sugar and the tiny bubbles. I refuse to drive to a taco truck. My favorite taco truck is reliably parked on Mulholland Drive year ’round.

I run to the taco truck.

My running shoes make me slobber. I am Pavlov’s Dog.

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11 responses to “Friday Confession: I Am Pavlov’s Dog”

  1. CatrinkaS says:

    That “runner’s high” people talk about getting WHILE running? It’s a myth. I run for the same reasons you run. Because I loves the foood.

  2. Mrs Pop says:

    Love it! I am buying a cheeseburger in the drive through lane RIGHT NOW and planning my evening workout to offset the calories I will consume in a few minutes!

  3. ByJane says:

    Oy…I should be moving when I eat?

  4. Caroline says:

    I crave chocolate covered graham crackers. You know, the cookies that cost $1.25 give or take? I will eat the entire package for lunch, in lieu of lunch. I can’t pass them in the store without buying them. Same thing, I think.

  5. Cassie says:

    My pregnant weight: 206. I would run to the taco truck as well. We don’t have taco trucks….maybe I shoudl start one?

  6. I swim for the same reason.
    But not for fried food, but for sweet treats.
    I sound like I’m 3.

  7. WillibaldoEa says:

    It’s true, kids. This woman’s will power at lunch time is unreal.

  8. annie says:

    My pregnant weight was colossal. But running was always a way to be able to eat for me although I love to run and miss it.

  9. Is that the one you took me to?
    Because they had no real Coke with tiny bubbles.
    Guess I don’t have to run as far though…

  10. Leah Segedie says:

    Taco trucks…yumm…I used to get the cherizo and eggs on my way to work years ago. Now I’d have to workout for 6 hours to burn that off…

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