The Top 10 Reasons I’m Not a "Real" Runner

 

According to SOME people  (like one high school track coach and a bunch of idiots on the runnersworld.com forums) I shouldn’t count myself as a “real” runner.  Here the Top 10 reasons why:

10. My Freshman year in high school I was dead last in every half-mile, mile, and two-mile race.

9. As I’ve been told (by said coach), I don’t have a “distance runner’s body.”

8. I like running with a buddy, and even chatting during a race. (Gasp!)

7. I really don’t care if anyone talks on a cell phone during a race. Whatever helps them get through it is fine with me.

6. I actually like the singing, cowbells, cheering, and clapping on the sidelines of a race.

5. I can’t run without my ipod.  No really, I just CAN’T.

4. I often WALK up the hills.

3. I “run” at a 14 min/mile pace.

2. I’m 80 pounds overweight.  Sigh.  I’m working on that one.

And the #1 reason I’m not a REAL runner is:

I wear a tutu during long races.  Yup, a fluffy, bright orange tutu.  For shame!

If you want to know why I consider myself a REAL runner anyway, check out The Top 10 Reasons I AM a Real Runner.

 

0 thoughts on “The Top 10 Reasons I’m Not a "Real" Runner

  1. I have seriously wanted to do that for the 10k that we do and now..I think I WILL! 🙂 Just have to ask my other friends to do it with me. I like to talk while running too and I love the cheering and if I had an ipod, I am sure I would like it! 🙂

    1. You should! And yes, convince other people, it’s so much more fun with a friend. You don’t have an ipod?! How do you do housework? How do you exercise? How do you survive?! =P

  2. I have seriously wanted to do that for the 10k that we do and now..I think I WILL! 🙂 Just have to ask my other friends to do it with me. I like to talk while running too and I love the cheering and if I had an ipod, I am sure I would like it! 🙂

    1. You should! And yes, convince other people, it’s so much more fun with a friend. You don’t have an ipod?! How do you do housework? How do you exercise? How do you survive?! =P

  3. You have the heart of a real runner. In my opinion, more heart than anyone that was “born to run.” I think sometimes people who don’t have to truly work for their so-call passion, don’t really know how to appreciate it. YOU are the real runner. You bring a fabulous LIFE to the sport!!! 🙂

  4. You have the heart of a real runner. In my opinion, more heart than anyone that was “born to run.” I think sometimes people who don’t have to truly work for their so-call passion, don’t really know how to appreciate it. YOU are the real runner. You bring a fabulous LIFE to the sport!!! 🙂

  5. Ha ha….who wants to be a real runner when you aren’t allowed to run with an Ipod….those people are taking themselves just a little too seriously. 😉 Check out John “The Penguin” Bingham at Runners World. He caters to “real” runners like us. 😉 I love him!

  6. Ha ha….who wants to be a real runner when you aren’t allowed to run with an Ipod….those people are taking themselves just a little too seriously. 😉 Check out John “The Penguin” Bingham at Runners World. He caters to “real” runners like us. 😉 I love him!

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