I don’t know who decided that skinny was more appealing than not skinny. It seems arbitrary.
– Gwyneth Paltrow
A runner needs not just to be skinny but – more specifically – to have skinny calves and ankles, because every extra pound carried on your extremities costs more than a pound carried on your torso. That’s why shaving even a few ounces off a pair of running shoes can have a significant effect.
– Malcolm Gladwell