Okay, I'll bite. No apology was needed, all you've got to go on is what you see here and past experience. No harm for calling it as you see it.
In terms of background on me. I'm not small. It was no accident that I used the term physique rather and not very fit as physique seems to be applied more to how cut someone is rather than how fit on these boards. Probably a better choice of words out there.
In the past three years, I've gone from 240 pounds and overweight, to 185 pounds and skinny fat, back to 210 and much stronger but pretty tubby. I'm not small, but I'm under no delusion that I'm impressive to look at either. Hence the prowler work. I need, for my own health if anything else, to get rid of some fat.
So yeah, maybe I'm baiting this by working out at work. But I'm not going to stop. So I'll have to deal with it. Venting here is part of dealing with it. My prowler work typically consists of going out around 40 yards and back several times. There's no place around my house to do that. Plus there are a few guys who workout with me and as I said, I get paid for it. Everyone is given an hour, on the clock, to workout as they see fit.
As far as Rippetoe on facebook goes, is that really different from having to see all my other facebook "friends" political views, quotes from the latest Lady Gaga song, or other annoying things I choose to ignore from everyone else?
My attitude, can't say. I know I've never had a deep conversation on the subject (or any conversation for that matter) with either the jogger or the fellow who thinks my heart and teeth are at risk. I know both of them casually, they work in different parts of the campus and were only passing by the area I workout in.
But hey, maybe I don't know that I'm preaching. Can't think of one time where I've brought it up to anyone other than the people who workout with me or who are committed to lifting in general. And those are typically conversations between two people discussing a common interest. Maybe people who overhear these conversations are annoyed by them.
I'm not going to stop having those conversations, nor am I going to give up pushing a prowler or waste time and money finding a gym that has one, just because of this. I'm not going to hide what I have done, or what I am doing.
Me writing that will probably be seen as proof of your argument all along. But that's here, on a site dedicated to training, lifting and the lifestyle and not in the middle of work, the Wal-mart on the corner, or anywhere else where I might have a captive audience.