. . . You Don’t Want to Ask Runners!
I’ll bet at one time or another you’ve been asked one of these questions. It probably made you either or laugh or throw up your hands in despair.I am joining Fairytales & Fitness for Fridays with Fairytales & Fitness, a link up for healthy liftestyle bloggers, to share five questions I’ve been asked — and am pretty sure you have, too, if you’re a runner.
You know it’s going to be __________ out, right?
Fill in the blank: raining, snowing, hot, cold, windy. Yeah, we’re runners. We obsessively check the weather. So yes, we already know it’s not great weather to run and yes, we’re going to run anyway. Don’t rub it in. Maybe have a cold or hot drink, as is appropriate, waiting for us when we get back.
Did you win?
As applies to a race, of course. And unless our first names are Shalane, Meb, or Des, no, we’re never going to win a race. My Dad wonders why I would race if I’m not going to win.
How long is this half marathon?
The same length as the other 20 halfs I ran. D’oh. This of course apples to a race of any length no matter how many of them you have run.
You’re done running now, right?
Mr. Judy tends to ask me this after I’ve run my last goal race for the year. He seems to think the running simply stops when I’m done racing. Of course if I stop running, I won’t ever be racing again. Running may suck up a lot of my time, even in my off season, but it also makes me a nicer person. You’re welcome.
Do you really need more _________?
Shoes, socks, clothes, hats, gloves. Why yes, yes I do. Remember how running makes me a nicer person? So don’t worry about the number of my shoes.
Which is your least favorite question?
What question would you like to be asked about your running?
What question do you always get asked about your running?