Are you Mad, or just f*****g stupid

I am sick of hearing "I must be mad................

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05/11/2013 at 16:12

Why, whenever anyone decided to impose a challenge on themselves do they have to proclaim "I must be mad but guess what, I'm going to run a 5k every day for three weeks"

 

You're not mad, you're just f*****g stupid if you think anyone else is interested.

Rant over

 

05/11/2013 at 16:17

I must be mad but I am going to grow a tache this month.

 

 

05/11/2013 at 16:20
Glad I'm the only one who gets annoyed by that.
"I'm going to climb Everest in just a Mankini and flip flops" that's mad.

Signing up for race for life is not.
05/11/2013 at 16:20

"I must be mad but I am going to grow a tache this month."

 

to be fair it was actually my sister that said that one. she is quite mad.

Edited: 05/11/2013 at 16:21
05/11/2013 at 16:29

Well if you are announcing it to your friends/family/colleagues and have never shown any instinct to challenge yourself other than by eating your bodyweight in doughnuts, then I understand you might couch your language in such terms to lessen the surprise.

But to come on here and say it a bit stupid. Know your audience and all that...

Edited: 05/11/2013 at 16:32
05/11/2013 at 16:35

I always thought that getting up at stupid O'clock to run in the freezing cold rain was about the only sane thing in my life.

 

05/11/2013 at 16:43
Millsy1977 wrote (see)
Glad I'm the only one who gets annoyed by that.
"I'm going to climb Everest in just a Mankini and flip flops" that's mad.

Signing up for race for life is not.

You claim to be the only one who gets annoyed by this practice.  Now that's the very definition of madness - especially when Nick Windsor told the world it annoys him. Not 10 minutes before.  On the very same thread.

05/11/2013 at 16:47
Apologies for the typo on my part!
05/11/2013 at 16:58

I agree with Nick.

A true eccentric does something for a very good reason that might seem a bit mad to the rest of us. Anyone doing something and claiming "it's a bit mad but.." is just an annoying attention seeker.

cougie    pirate
05/11/2013 at 17:01
Can we delete any post that starts off with 'Is this a mad thing to do' - FFS - this is a running site. What's mad about running a 5k, 10k, half, marathon, ultra etc.... That is what runners do ?
05/11/2013 at 17:02

cos you're all mad.

05/11/2013 at 17:08

Yes, the whole 'I must be kerazy' think is a bit wearing.

Equally the 'are you completely mad?' is a bit tiring too, it's not so bad from someone who has no concept of what you're doing but I have experience of someone who does triathlon too but insists on telling me and my chums that we're nuts every time we sign up for an endurance event.

05/11/2013 at 17:20

Oh yes it does get on my nerves to hear how mad people are to do what everyone else does, on the other hand I grew a moustache in the last few days and it has driven me really mad so it's coming off tonight the minute I get home

05/11/2013 at 17:56

I had a couple of people tell me I was mad to run a 10K on my birthday. Why is it mad to do something I love on my birthday?

 

05/11/2013 at 18:16

Maybe everyone's being too literal about the meaning of mad? It is  a somewhat evolved term depending on context.

Like many other words.

Some mad people run, just to cloud the issue.

05/11/2013 at 19:11
Tom77 wrote (see)

I had a couple of people tell me I was mad to run a 10K on my birthday. Why is it mad to do something I love on my birthday?

 

Couldn't agree more! I'm 40 in 2015 and will be doing my best to find a 10k or half marathon to endulge myself in. If they want a party they can piss off and do it on their birthday, not mine.

05/11/2013 at 22:57

Agreed. These people who describe themselves as mad or wacky are usually just feckin annoying.

05/11/2013 at 23:01
They must lead very boring lives if doing a bit of a jog is seen as "mad" compared to their normal lifestyle.
06/11/2013 at 08:03

People love to be seen as wacky or a bit odd, I think Sussex has it about right

06/11/2013 at 08:30

I think that's true. Really wacky/odd people probably see themselves as normal.

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