Unless you live near any penguins. In which case don’t listen to me.
Non-running folk Sad people say some pretty funny things sometimes. More often than not on this blog you will find me raving hysterically about how much I love to run. We runners could talk about it all day. Unfortunately, sometimes we have to carry on a conversation with the other kind. It’s best to be ready for such an encounter. Here are some common funny things you can prepare to hear from your non-running friends:
1. You’re going to ruin your knees.
2. How far was your marathon?
We don’t put in months and months of training to run a 5k “marathon.” For any non runners reading, any distance labeled a “marathon” is 26.2 miles. Always. Unless it’s a margarita marathon. In which case I’m in.
3. Isn’t it unhealthy to run so much?
No, sitting on the couch licking cheeto powder off your fingers is unhealthy. But delicious.
4. It’s too cold to run!
5. It’s too hot to run!
Also, no. But you don’t want a sweaty summer run picture of me on the first post. You’re not ready for that.
6. I only run if someone’s chasing me.
I’m hoping all this running will help me be prepared for this chase. Or the zombie apocalypse. Or the ice cream truck.
7. Did you win?
Not yet! 🙂
What funny running misconceptions have you heard lately?
Feel free to introduce yourself and help me get to know you!