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Lies Runners Tell

I am just 5 years out from that inspirational day when I watched my first Boston Marathon (2011). HERE is that story.  I was on the course in 2012 when the bombs went off. HERE is that story.

I have run the Boston Marathon two times (2014) and (2015). It's a great race and a great course!

The truth is this: I won't be running it this year.

People are funny. They always tell themselves lies. We have discussed them for weight-losers and today, in honor of the Boston Marathon, I am going to give you some examples of how runners think - and how they lie.

- These are really cute shoes! I love them. (They hurt like hell, but I paid a lot for them. I will make them work!)
- The doctor said don't run for 6 weeks. I guess I should just use the treadmill.
- My fastest long run was at 10:00 per mile. I am so excited I am going start out at an 8:00 minute per mile pace on race day.
- I run 6 miles every day and can't seem to get faster.
- My knee / shin / ankle / hip / ass doesn't hurt much, I think I'll go for a short run.
- These are really great running shoes I bought for walking.
- I didn't train for this marathon, but I am running it anyway.
- I am going to run this race for fun because I don’t really care about my time.
- I ran a 5K and burned 300 calories. Now I am going to have 2 bananas, a bagel with peanut butter, a Gatorade, and a bottle of beer. I earned it.
- Running is me time, but I do it so I can keep up with my kids.
- I always stretch regularly after running.
- I use a foam roller. (To rest my feet on when I watch TV.)
- There is only a mile left. (I said at mile 25 as if the last 2 tenths of a mile wouldn't kill me.)
- I am running now! (said every runner who stopped to text home.)
- I am going for an easy run.
- I didn't walk at all. (Except when I stopped to pee. And the water stops too.)
- Today is a rest day. (I decided to sleep in and run after work.)
- I don't have to pee.
- I don't like running with others. It's not because I am pathetic.

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6 comments:

PlantBasedRnr wrote 76 months ago:
Lies Runners Tell part II - "I read your Blog and LOVED IT!!!"

Just kidding - another home run that we ( runners ) can all relate too.
Anonymous wrote 76 months ago:
Haha...sounds about right;)
Wysewoman53 wrote 76 months ago:
Hahaha! My daughter is a runner and I think I have heard her use just about every one of these. I especially like "I am going to run this race for fun because I don't really care about my time." I can't count how many times I have heard that one!
luluinca wrote 76 months ago:
As a former swimmer, I'm new to running but my favorite is "I don't have to pee". I keep trying to convince myself of that about half way through my runs, which are still quite short........LOL
nats2508 wrote 76 months ago:
I can relate to all the points, especially about the foam roller. Mine is currently used as a door stop, and as for eating 2 bananas, a bagel AND drinking a Gatorade (well in my case a beer or two!)...that's another story... Another great post. Thanks! x
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