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Oh! You run? (Read 2663 times)


A Saucy Wench

    Tonight I got pizza delivery.  I answered the door sporting my slick Boston Marathon finisher t-shirt. Conversation with pizza delivery dude:

     

    "Wow, you ran Boston.   Hey I have some friends who ran Boston once, Do you know Carla Johnson?"

     

    Uh...no. <attempt to hand him money>

     

    "Or...um...darn what is her name Elaine something.  Smithson?  Smithwick? Smithwho?   She's about my age - she still runs marathons"

     

    Uh...no...there are a lot of marathon runners these days <attempt to hand him money>

     

    "Cindy Lou Who*? - she's closer to your age " 

     

    Uh..no..here's your money. <grab pizza, shut door in his face>

     

    *ok yes that wasnt the name he said, but it might as well have been.  All names have been changed to protect the innocent

    I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

     

    "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

    redhead


      Oh, you're from Oregon? I have a friend that lives in Bend. She runs (when she plays Ultimate Frisbee). Her name is Shannon. Do you know Shannon from Oregon? (Gotta love cold pizza).

      Shoe


        Tonight I got pizza delivery.  I answered the door sporting my slick Boston Marathon finisher t-shirt. Conversation with pizza delivery dude:

         

        "Wow, you ran Boston.   Hey I have some friends who ran Boston once, Do you know Carla Johnson?"

         

        Uh...no. <attempt to hand him money>

         

        "Or...um...darn what is her name Elaine something.  Smithson?  Smithwick? Smithwho?   She's about my age - she still runs marathons"

         

        Uh...no...there are a lot of marathon runners these days <attempt to hand him money>

         

        "Cindy Lou Who*? - she's closer to your age " 

         

        Uh..no..here's your money. <grab pizza, shut door in his face>

         

        *ok yes that wasnt the name he said, but it might as well have been.  All names have been changed to protect the innocent

         

        That is silly, but could be worse.

         

        For me, the "Oh, you run?" is normally followed with a skeptical "Really?"  Wink


        day after day sameness

          Hey...your log is back! You do run.

          Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless


          A Saucy Wench

            Hey...your log is back! You do run.

            Except I havent run since I reinstated my log. 

             

            But I'm trying.

            I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

             

            "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


            Mayo

              How far is that Boston marathon thing?

              MM# 4597 / HF #941




              HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                How far is that Boston marathon thing?

                 

                I visited Boston two years ago over that weekend. The people at the front desk warned me that traffic would be a mess because of that marathon thing. They also told me that it is 13 miles. I suggested otherwise, but they were sure they'd read that in the newspaper, so I deferred to their local expertise.

                It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                  How far is that Boston marathon thing?

                   

                  Depends.  Where are you coming from?

                  Runners run.


                  MoBramExam

                    They also told me that it is 13 miles. I suggested otherwise, but they were sure they'd read that in the newspaper, so I deferred to their local expertise.

                     

                    Greatly enhances the chances of a shaving a few minutes off the PR.

                     




                    A Saucy Wench

                      Nu-uh Trent.  Around here pizza delivery guys are like 60

                      I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

                       

                      "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

                        A few years ago, during a medical "event", parlty induced from a hard run, I mentioned to the health care professionals, half jokingly, that I might now have to give up running marathons.

                         

                        3 times, THREE times that day, various health care personnel asked me:

                         

                        "Oh, a marathon, how far is that anyway?"

                         

                        Yup, 3 times in one day.  It was comical.

                        "During a marathon, I run about two-thirds of the time. That's plenty." - Margaret Davis, 85 Ed Whitlock regarding his 2:54:48 marathon at age 73, "That was a good day. It was never a struggle."

                          A few years ago, during a medical "event", parlty induced from a hard run, I mentioned to the health care professionals, half jokingly, that I might now have to give up running marathons.

                           

                          3 times, THREE times that day, various health care personnel asked me:

                           

                          "Oh, a marathon, how far is that anyway?"

                           

                          Yup, 3 times in one day.  It was comical.

                           

                          Big grin

                           

                          Reminds me of when I went to a specialist-high-powered doc for something and he claimed to be an expert about running.

                           

                          He immediately claimed that a big problem of mine is that I'm a mid or forefoot striker. After all, "everyone knows that all good runners land on their heels." 

                           

                          I asked him how many people he knew who had run marathons. He had less acquaintance * marathons than the number I've personally run. I changed doctors after that.

                           

                             

                          Zortrium


                            A few years ago, during a medical "event", parlty induced from a hard run, I mentioned to the health care professionals, half jokingly, that I might now have to give up running marathons.

                             

                            3 times, THREE times that day, various health care personnel asked me:

                             

                            "Oh, a marathon, how far is that anyway?"

                             

                            Yup, 3 times in one day.  It was comical.

                             This actually doesn't sound particularly weird to me -- it's just probably not common knowledge to many non-runners that a marathon is 26.2 miles.  It's like if I asked someone how long a full Ironman race is -- I know it's a swim, bike, and run, but I don't know offhand how long the swim and biking portions are.

                             

                            Now, I've heard of people saying things like "a 5k marathon or a 10 mile marathon?", which is more amusing and less understandable.


                            jules2

                              One of our top professional cyclists dated a young lady and when he told her what he did she said wasn't he a bit old to be still playing on bikes, if only she had realised what he earned

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