Let's Admit it, Runners Are Funny.
Updated: Mar 23
I nearly wrote a blog about plantar fasciitis- but in a moment of weakness I found myself laughing out loud scrolling the internet. I have to admit it, but sometimes I too get caught up scrolling every running account I am following and suddenly I have lost a whole hour of my life. So, rather than writing an academic blog about plantar fasciitis (I will soon)! I am sitting here thinking about how hilarious the culture of running is - the nuances, rituals, routines, beliefs and traditions.
Even if we don't always want to admit it, runners and running are funny.
If you follow Laura McGreen ** then you probably have spent a good amount of time hysterically laughing as Laura points out all of our culture's idiosyncrasies and behaviors....I know because I was just doing it.
Her running satire posts are like a huge, embarrassing mirror shining on our secret world...she talks about
How as runners we basically just run in circles
Why we run pass our house at the end of a run just because our watch says 4.98 miles instead of 5.0 miles
Dressing up in costumes (bananas, turkey's etc..) during races
How we keep a ridiculous amount of shoes and gear even if we are finished with them because we have become attached or have fond memories
How gels, bars and protein powders are part of our typical diet
The various runner personalities
Our excitement about running- how we LOVE to talk about it, do it and tell everyone else about it even when they could care less