1. I’m just going out for a half hour, I promise I’ll be back in 30 minutes.
I may or may not be going out for an hour…
2. These running shoes are worn out/have too many miles on them— I NEED a new pair now.
I saw the latest model of my favorite running shoe, and I simply must have it (plus I really like the new color combination).
3. It doesn’t hurt that bad— I’ll just go for a short run and see how it feels.
I can’t handle not going for a run, so I popped an Advil. I’m afraid to get it checked out, because the doctor might tell me I have to stop running.
4. I’m just going to do XYZ race for fun, I don’t really care about my time.
I can’t deal with the expectations I have for myself or others have me, so I just want to run the race with no pressure.
5. Getting out the door is the hardest part.
Except when you’re on a long run– sometimes finishing it out can be the hardest part.
6. I eat a very healthy diet to support my training.
Later in the day after a long run, I will eat just about anything that’s not tied down.
7. I run to be able to keep up with my kids.
Some days I go on a run to get away from them!
8. I have a full wardrobe of “regular clothes.”
My running wardrobe is easily 3 times the size of my “regular” wardrobe. I “might” even wear them daily, when I’m not even planning on running!
9. I stretch regularly before and after running.
I can barely remember to stretch, and if I do, it’s usually because something is sore.