Posted on August 20, 2013
The ultimate runner sins
This post is sponsored by coffee. Lot’s and lot’s of coffee. I woke up to a broken blog so if you’re seeing this, it has been revived! I know you would all be sad if SCB wasn’t here to entertain you, no?
Anyway let’s get to the fun stuff shall we.
I have a confession to make. Yesterday I committed one of the ultimate runner sins.
It all started out sweet & innocent, I went for a 4 mile run then proceeded to lay out in the sun and rehydrate with Bam.
I finally peeled myself up to make lunch, clean the kitchen, make fun of Mike you know the usual. But then I ran errands in my beloved Mizunos for several hours.
Maybe I was secretly trying to kill them since they are near the end of their life anyway, but they don’t deserve this kind of treatment after all they’ve done for me.
Whew, that was a lot to take in this early in the day.
Then I started thinking about other runner sins we, as runners commit. Here’s a few I came up with.
Playing the how long can I stay in gross, sweaty workout clothes.
Old pic and don’t ask…I have no idea what I’m doing here.
Using the “J” word
You know, jogger. There are walkers and runners, no joggers. Running is a state of mind. I don’t care if you’re running a 14 minute mile or a 5 minute mile you are a runner dang it. Plus runners don’t typically find dead bodies, joggers do.
The comparison trap
I’m not just talking about comparing yourself with others, though that’s definitely worth a mention. I’m also talking about comparing your current fitness level to what it used to be. There are a lot of factors that can slow you down a bit. Injures, life, work, lack of motivation, this list goes on & on. Sometimes I finish a hard run for my current fitness level and wonder how in the heck I maintained a 7:45 pace for a 5K. (<-my current PR) Let’s be real, that was years ago and a lot has happened since then. So I’m pretty dang proud of myself for just being able to run again. Even at a 9:05 minute pace per mile.
When in doubt, go for a run. It’s just like coffee, it fixes everything.
Now it’s your turn to confess and/or add your runner sins!