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Things only runners say:

February 2, 2018
  1. Oh, I can’t go to that, I’ve got a long run tomorrow!

It could be true, on the other hand, it might mean you don’t want to go to: the ballet, your mother in laws birthday party, your neighbor’s daughter’s recital (pick one).

  1. “On your left.” Meant to alert the person ahead of you that you are about to pass.

Unfortunately, many people don’t get it. I can’t tell you how many times the walker in front of me, the mother with a baby stroller or the dog walker have actually moved left right in front of me!

  1. Oh, I have to poop!

Usually happens when you are at the furthest distance from a port-a-potty.

  1. My toenail fell off.

Unless you’re a runner you won’t get this. All that pounding causes the toenail (usually on the big toe) to loosen up, turn black and eventually fall off (ugh).

  1. I’m just going out for an easy 3 or 4 miles.

I know, how can a 3 or 4 mile run be easy!

  1. I’ve got to pass that 7 year old kid!

This happens when your neighbor’s young son enters a local 5K and passes you. Unfortunately, you’ve already lost. He’ll keep getting faster and you’ll keep getting slower.

  1. I’m going to pass that person next to me.

Usually not said out loud.

Roger Hollis

Air Force veteran, veteran of 30+ years in the corporate world. Published in Medical Devices magazine. Illustrator for recently published "1000 Ways in 1000 Days" available on Amazon. Long time runner. Author of "Running Log" due out in November.

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