Today I started my run at the usual time and place and passed an older gentleman that I always speak to. He yelled as I went by, “Looking great, Darling.” Well, this North Carolina girl actually likes it when people call me “darling.” Maybe it’s a little sexist, but I think it is sweet, and hey…it makes me feel young!
Closer to the end of my run a women yelled, “Hey, there’s a speed limit!” He he I chuckled, but really it was not funny, I guess because I have heard that one too many times before. So it got me thinking. For the rest of run I came up with my top 5 most annoying things to say to a runner…
1# “Run forest run!” -Hands down the most annoying. It’s been 20 years since it came out. Let it go…already.
#2 “Slow Down!” - No, I won’t slow down. I feel good, so I feel like running fast. Bite me.
#3 “Faster, faster!” - Ok, really? Dude, you are sitting…in a chair…with a beer…as I am running by. Do you have the right to tell me to go faster? No!!! And please, put your shirt on.
#4 “You are almost there!” Well, crap..I am not there, and you don’t even know where I am going. And if you are yelling this while I am racing, I am in pain, so I don’t need you yelling stupid things at me right now. And if you are yelling this when I just started racing…I really want to hurt you.
#5 “Don’t bonk!” Yes, I have heard this during a race. Thank you for putting some negative thoughts in my head. Cheers.