Happy Hump Day!
As I mentioned in my last post, I ran 20 miles last week. Now to all the runners out there who know this is the height of marathon training season, that might not seem that weird. It might even seem NORMAL (us runners are a strange bunch, I know). 😉 I got some pretty funny reactions though from my non-runner friends though when I told them how far I had gone.
Reaction A: Question My Sanity
“ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?!”
Reaction B: You Did This To Yourself
Me: “Ugh, I’m sore, I just finished running 20 miles.”
Friend 1: “Well yeah, I’m not surprised you’re sore. That’s what you get!”
Friend 2: “I just don’t understand you. Why would you choose to do that to yourself?”
Me: “Because I’m running a marathon in a few weeks, so I had to!”
Friend 2: “Well why would you choose to run a marathon?”
Me: “I want to!”
Friend 2: “You and I are so fundamentally different.”
Reaction C: Congratulations
Reaction A seems to be the most common. Sometimes people will transition through all three reactions (“You’re crazy! Why would you do that to yourself? Congrats though!”) . So fair warning- if you’re thinking about training for a marathon, be prepared for people to just assume you’re crazy. But here is the big secret that we as runners know, the one that non-runners often cannot wrap their heads around –
Have you ever gotten any funny reactions about your running?