Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Randomness and wingspans.

I really have nothing major to talk about these days. Everything has been really routine lately. I'm been following the meal plan to a T and I've been working out like a maniac again. 

However, I have had just weird random things/conversations going on. 

I need everyone to check this for me too. Really, after you read this you are going to grab your tape measure and check. 

Basically, Kelly was talking about my long torso. I do have a long torso. She just recently noticed it too. Then we talked about how I was a competitive swimmer while I was growing up and maybe that has something to do with it...and my freakishly strong thighs...and hyper extended knees. Then we  both mentioned to Michael Phelps has a really long torso and wondered if he had freaky strong inner thighs too....

Then I mentioned his wingspan being longer than he is tall and Kelly told me that she loved that I used the word "wingspan". (I know the second part of the sentence had nothing to do with the story, but it was funny.)

After that Kelly wanted to measure my wingspan. 

I am 62 inches tall (5'2") and I knew that, but my wingspan is 66 inches (5'6"). Kelly immediately called me a freak and then made me measure her wingspan. Her height and wingspan are the same; both 66 inches. 

After that Kelly chased me around her house with her arms outstretched wanting us to compare wingspans because they were the same. She was yelling at me that this was the only thing we had in common because I'm so short...(Yea, we were alone. No one with us. This is really typical behavior for us.)

When I've told everyone else about that story they all keep asking if Kelly and I had been drinking. Actually, when I told Janelle she said, "Oh Sarah, did you mess up your meal plan and drink with Kelly?" I told her absolutely not and Kelly had not been drinking either. I told her that was an entirely typical day for Sarah and Kelly!

Janelle and Ashley measured their wingspans too. Both of them have an equal height and wingspan. 

I need to know! Is it a swimmer thing? A me being a freak thing? What is your wingspan and height? 

Oh....and it is really hard to crush a watermelon with your thighs. But that's a story for another day. 


  1. Now you got me curious! I am going to measure myself when I get home!

  2. I am with Sarah!! Totally curious!!

  3. Both of you need to check and get back to me! I need to know what is going with everyone's wingspan!!

  4. I have a long torso AND I was a swimmer. Height is 65" wingspan is 68".

  5. That is so funny! I really did just get up and grab a measuring tape. ;) I'm 5'8 (or 5'7 as my husband claims-he's 5'8). Either way thats 68/67 inches and my "wingspan" is 70 1/2 inches. I do love swimming. I swam quite a bit as a kid, but it was all recreational.

  6. I knew it! I was a competitive swimmer from the time I was about 5 until I was 18. I really think it does something to you when you are growing. Or it could just be a total fluke and I have no clue what I'm talking about!

  7. Maybe all that grabbing the starting block then diving in?

  8. My boyfriend was just talking about this the other day! He was never a swimmer, but his wingspan is longer. He said he learned in school, some people are "squares" and some are "rectangles"--either their wingspan or height is longer. All totally normal!