Friday, October 10, 2008

You know you're a runner..

I did a very slow 6 miles this morning; it was early and it was cold! I had a good run, though, compared to all the rest this week. I think I've been on the verge of a burnout with no enthusiasm for running this week. This was the first time I actually looked forward to my run. Perhaps the running gods have chosen to smack me down a notch after having so much success with my 10 milers in previous weeks?

The subject of "you know your a runner when.." came up on a forum I belong to. I discovered my own version:

You know you're a runner when you're driving somewhere with your spouse, and you're having a really important convo with said spouse; spouse is saying "Something something mortgage, something something call the bank and ask something something.." and you miss the whole conversation because you just passed a sign that said the next town is 10 miles and you think, "yeah, I could totally run that". And then you start imagining yourself running the road you're on to the next town. So you're running in your head along the road, still saying mm hmm to spouse so he thinks you're listening to him when you're not.

Now, all I have to do is figure out what I'm supposed to call the bank about.

6 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

Now that IS funny! Albeit I have no spouse, I day dream about distances while driving too! I still don't know why I need to call the bank either!!

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I'll see some nice feild with natural stone fences of pioneer fences and think, wow, wouldn't that be great to ride over? How many strides would it be and are there groundhog holes....you can take the horse from the girl but......

BeachRunner said...

ROFL. So true.

Sarah said...

Hahaha! I do the same thing!! I also look at speed limit signs on my regular routes and think it would be awesome to have a picture of me flying by it. I guess the monotony of running gives us all very active imaginations! :)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Ha! True stuff.

Sarah said...

Too funny! We were away this weekend and I used our Garmin to find the nearest Starbucks to our hotel...only 1.6 miles away. I actually said to my husband "Good thing I packed my running shoes...I can get there no problem" :)

Sherri said...

too funny!! hope the bank doesn't come get you