An oldie…but a goodie!

So….I have been going through my blog just getting some ideas for future posts and looking for ways that I can do some updating in the coming year and I stumbled on this old post. This list is absolutely hysterical and so true!!!!

Go ahead, see how many are true for you….


The sun is shining here, my training is going well, it is Friday and we are going on a date night tonight!!!… is a great day! The only thing that seems to be giving me a problem right now is my computer and I am seriously considering getting rid of my PC (which is not very old) and going with Mac. I have been slightly intimidated by the Mac…but I am thinking if I just learn it might be better in the long run!

This week I was able to get a tempo run in and it felt great! I did a 2 mile warm up and a 3 mile cool down and 4 tempo miles. The tempo miles went like this: 7:39, 7:31, 7:30, 7:24.  I am also signed up for a 5k next week. I am hoping the snow will melt this week so I can get to the track for some speed:)! The girls are getting their miles in for their kids marathon in April 🙂


I also found this and it is absolutely hysterical…..and pretty accurate!!!!!! I must say I am guilty of thinking a few of these thoughts for sure :)!!!

1. “So, what pace are you hoping to run?”
Translation: “Are you competition?” 


2.“Oh, you’re from around here? What school did you go to? What year did you graduate?”
Translation: “Are you in my age group?”


3.“Me too!”
Translation: “You’re in my age group and I hate you.”


4.“So, what’s your PR?”
Translation: “I’m comparing myself to you, and suddenly my confidence in my own ability is somehow related to your best time.”


5. “Wow! That is really fast.”
Translation: “I didn’t think you were that fast.”


6. “My training hasn’t been great.”
Translation: “Training has been my life for the past eighteen weeks.”


7. “I’m just hoping to finish.”
Translation: “I will PR or die.”


8. “Nice to meet you! Good luck!”
Translation: “My new goal in life is to beat you in this race.”


9. “I hit the wall hard. I don’t think I fueled properly.”
Translation: “I went out too fast.”


10. “I don’t know what happened.”
Translation: “I went out too fast.”


11. “I was on pace for the first twenty miles, but then I hit the wall. Training wasn’t great. I’ve been battling an injury. And I just got over being sick. Guess it all caught up to me.”
Translation: “I went out too fast.”


12. “I’m just running this race for fun.”
Translation: “My eternal happiness hinges on the outcome of this race.”


13. “I’m starving!”
Translation: “I’m hungry because I just ran twenty miles. I’m amazing.”


14. “My hamstrings got a little tight.”
Translation: “I’ve lost the ability to bend at the waist.”


15. “My Achilles has been acting up lately.”
Translation: “About ten weeks ago, I blew out my Achilles, but I’m still running on it.”


16. “I took some time off to let it heal.”
Translation: “I didn’t run last Thursday.”


17. “Yeah, I’ll get it looked at after the race.”
Translation: “I will wait for it to go away on its own.”


18. “Yeah, I should probably see a doctor.”
Translation: “I will not see a doctor.”


19. “I get irritable if I don’t run.”
Translation: “If I don’t run, I may or may not become homicidal.”


20. “Yeah, I enjoy running.”
Translation: “Let’s hope I never have to choose between running and my firstborn.”


21. “You run, too? That’s awesome. What distances do you like to race?”
Translation: “I sense a potential threat to my age group/gender placement.”


22. “That’s right at my pace!”
Translation: “It’s on, buddy. Bring it.”


23. “I’m not training for anything right now.”
Translation: “I’m always training.”


24. “Today was a recovery run, so I didn’t even pay attention to pace.”
Translation: “I know exactly how slow I ran, but I refuse to tell you because it is not representative of my ability.”


25. “Today is a light day, so I’m probably going to run six or eight.”
Translation: “I’m going to run six miles. But I usually run further. Why couldn’t you have asked me how far I ran yesterday after my long run?”


26. “The race went really well. I felt good.”
Translation: “I had the race of my life. Please ask for details. I want to tell you how awesome I am.”


27. “The race didn’t go well. But it happens, you know?”
Translation: “No, you don’t know. You will never, ever be able to comprehend how awful it was. I cried. I puked. I walked. My body hates me. The sport hates me. The world hates me. I trained for four months for this? WHY ME? WHY?


28. “I think I just need to take a break from training for a while.”
Translation: “I’ve already signed up for my next race.”


29. “It was really hot.”
Translation: “You don’t understand how hot it was.”


30. “It was really windy.”
Translation: “You don’t understand how windy it was.”


31. “It was really hilly.”
Translation: “You don’t understand how hilly it was.”


32. “I pushed hard the last two hundred meters. I almost peed my pants!”
Translation: “I totally peed my pants.”


33. “Yes, we should meet up for coffee tomorrow morning!’
Translation: “After I run.”


34. “Yes, let’s take the kids to the zoo on Saturday!”
Translation: “After I run.”


35. “I need to pick up some more GU.”
Translation: “I’m one gel packet away from an episode of Hoarders.”


36. “….point two. Twenty-six point two.”
Translation: “Seriously. Forget the ‘point two’ one more time, and I’ll be forced to punch you.”

This was taken from an article written by Amy L. Marxkors

These are just so funny. I am definitely guilty of #’s 1, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 23, 24, 27 & 28. So in other words…..I go out to fast and I am not very good at taking time off :).


Which of these phrases ring true for you?


So funny right? 🙂

Have a great Wednesday!!!!


  1. says

    Very funny and oh so true! I’ve had a few of those awkward conversations at the beginning of a race when other women are trying to find out if I’m in their age group. I look younger then I am so I tease them when I can 🙂 Love this!

  2. says

    This is absolutely hilarious!! Totally have met people like that (sizing up the possible age group competition)- so funny. At the end of the day, aren’t we supposed to be just having fun?!

    • Jen says

      I thought it was so funny! I totally have a competitive streak in me, but I can totally let it go when I know a race is not going the way I want.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *