by Alison Reiheld
1) Can I combine exercise with seeing the local historic and cultural sights, or will exercise mean missing out?
2) I despise comparing my fitness to other people so it is important that I not work out in a group, which means I have to trade socializing for working out unless I can find time for both.
3) Suppose I use the conference hotel fitness center or walk into the hotel sweaty sweaty and in spandex. What do I do if/when I run into academics who I very much want to respect me for my mind, but who would be reminded that I have a body?
4) Is it only philosophers who worry about this last one, and might take a reminder of embodiment as an indicative of lack of intellectual rigor?
4a) Am I being uncharitable towards my peers?
5) Maybe I want them to notice my active lifestyle given that I am presenting on (in part my own) fatness.
6) This feels like a trap.
7) I hate traps.
8) Sweat in the air, don’t care. Putting on my best exercise gear. Let’s do this.
Alison is a fulltime feminist, full-on philosopher, part-time lifter of heavy things, sometime runner, and perpetual motion machine.