Sometimes it is easy to think we are a bit crazy when it comes to different running issues. I came up with a list of things that I think at least a few of us experience when it comes to running and if any of these ring true to you—> know you are not alone and we all feel this way!
And a random running picture of me and Meg just because I felt like it.
You are not alone if…
-The first 15 minutes (or mile or two) of your run is always the hardest. For me, I feel super tight and tired and I question what in the world I am doing… but once I get past that first 15 minute (give or take a few minutes) I remember why I run and my body starts to feel more fluid again.
-You tell yourself for the last miles of a race that you are NEVER EVER doing this again and then you go home and sign up for another one within 72 hours of crossing the finish line.
-You choose miles over sleeping in and IHOP on a Saturday morning.
-You choose miles over getting really ready for work (back when I taught I always ran into the dilemma of actually doing my hair or running 2 more miles… I think you know which one I chose.
-You choose miles over cute feet and chafeless skin.
-You have approximately 7 times as many sports bras than regular bras.
-Any birthday/Christmas money that you get goes straight to more running clothes and/or race registration.
-When you see the weather report the first thing you think about is how it will feel to run in the temperatures/conditions listed.
-You have goals for your running that might actually seem impossible.
-You get ridiculously excited when one of your friends or family members pick up running because you want them to experience the benefits that you do too!
-When you are driving around town you think about running on that road… ‘oh look, this one would be perfect for hill repeats’ or ‘I am totally doing my next long run here.’
-You run on a hamster wheel (aka treadmill) because you do whatever it takes to get your run on.
Please add to my list in the comments!!!! Aka tell us some crazy things you do for running that you think other runners do too!
And like usual, I have to fill up your brains with some randomness from yesterday:
-Just walking around like he owns the place.
-Sushi up at Tsunami for the win!
-This one was by far my favorite:
-Hung out at Scheels for a bit and saw approximately 40 running outfits that I wanted.
-Bought some chocolate cinnamon bears because they are happiness.
-Watched a movie with some hot chocolate because it is a blizzard outside.
-The green Donut Stop Running shirts are in the lead right now… get yours today!
Got any more YOU ARE NOT ALONE IFs????
Are you a sushi person?
Chocolate covered _______ are my absolute favorite!
Any foods that you cannot stand?
-Olives and Curry… I got way to sick off of Curry when I was in Thailand.