Marathon moans

dont you hate it when people ask......

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23/09/2002 at 17:23
If i get one more of the following in my efforts to train for the Loch Ness Marathon and collect cash in aid of the cat protection league I will scream...!
1. Is it a real marathon? (Duh!)
2. Are you running the full 26 miles? (Duh again!)
3. You must be crazy/mad/insane.(I am I dont need you to tell me)
4. Are you nervous? (YES!!!)
5. You must be fit. (Ive been running 5 times a week for longer than i can remember.........i suppose so.........)
Anyone else got anymore?
23/09/2002 at 17:26
here's one.... do you think you'll do it? Of course I think I'll 'do' it!
23/09/2002 at 17:29
I really hate the one that goes ->

runnings boring - usually a comment from someone who's only exercise is to walk from the bar back to his or her table.

23/09/2002 at 17:32
You want to be careful at your age you'll give yourself a heart attack
Doh! that's why I took up running, to keep myself fit.
23/09/2002 at 19:37
And afterwards#
How far was it

DOH!!!
OB
23/09/2002 at 19:49
all I got was the "are you crazy/mad/insane?" which to be honest was a fair question!
23/09/2002 at 19:59
My mum told me that I'd never get a husband if I went round doing things like the London marathon.

So of course I had to prove her wrong. Took me a couple of years though :)
23/09/2002 at 20:03
I got mine before!
Mind you , hes not too pleased with the running thing--
OB
23/09/2002 at 20:29
the only way I've got Mrs OB on board with the marathon thing is to enter New York where she can fry the plastic!!
23/09/2002 at 20:33
Oh dear, hope youre bank manager is understanding
You can gret lots of cheap sports stuff in NY too!
cep
23/09/2002 at 20:58
never ceases to amaze me:
"How far's this one then?"
"Same distance as the last one, 26.2 miles, they're ALL 26.2 miles"

oh dear, spoken as a true anorak, who can't understand why everyone else's life doesn't revolve around the finer details of marathon running..........
23/09/2002 at 21:04
guess they just need something to say, as theyre SO awe inspired by the mere thought of it
HUMPH
23/09/2002 at 22:42
My dad, on hearing I'd entered my first marathon:
'Are women's marathons the same distance as men's?'
He didn't live that down for some time.

23/09/2002 at 22:44
dont talk to me about dads!!
he could WALK faster than I run (allegedly), and tried to get me to run at 21 miles of the marathon---
I could barely manage to stand!!!
24/09/2002 at 00:07
'running is boring'

This one makes me chuckle too!

If you then ask them if they could run non-stop for 20 minutes they usually reply,'no chance'.

Very low boredom threshold if you ask me:-)

One guy at work told me recently that he would swim to exercise but found it too boring.I enquired how far he could swim and he replied,'about 4 lengths'.

Hmmmm
24/09/2002 at 10:37
"I suppose you will have to practice a bit" left me in stitches!

"How far is it?" is now so common it no longer grates the way it once did.

"Will you still run if it's raining?" is met with a withering look.


Good luck for Sunday - maybe see you there.
24/09/2002 at 11:29
"Did you finish your walk, then?" lots of my patients asked me after London. Admittedly I did most of the last half at sub-running pace, but nonetheless...

I got lots of "Are you going to do all of it?" and "You can't do a marathon, you're such a little thing." Grrr! I hate it when other people notice that I'm a touch vertically challenged.

And the number of people who told me it would be bad for my knees - I was almost reduced to replying, "There's only one person in this room qualified to talk about knees, and it ain't you". The worst were the knowing nods as I limped through the waiting room with my hip injury.

"I wouldn't want to/couldn't do that," as if it might have occurred to me to invite them along.

My favourite was when I was displaying my medal from the 22nd FLM, and someone said, "Were you 22nd? Well done!" If only.
24/09/2002 at 12:24
My mum when I say that I am running another marathon usually replies with "What do you want to that again for?"

Gareth
24/09/2002 at 12:30
V-raps are mini. If I were big I'd be T-rex.
24/09/2002 at 12:33
Ironman,

I think your Mum has a point..............
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