October 14, 2014

Things I Think About When I'm Running


This weekend I have my next race which is my second full 5K.  I say "full" because since my very first race, I have only done obstacle races.  I have not stopped running since I started and I typically run farther than 3.1 miles when I just get in a run, so I think I'm going to be fine, but it's still a little unnerving.

I've been making sure to train and while I was out this week, I was laughing at myself when I was out for a quick run because of all of the random thoughts that popped into my head.  I decided I would write a post about the things I think about when I'm running.

I don't know about you but even though my playlist is on in the background, my own thoughts take center stage for the duration...and the randomness of them is pretty crazy.

Maybe some of you feel me?  I'd love to know some of the things you think about when you're running so please leave me a comment!

And with that:

Things I Think About When I'm Running

Before I leave the house:
What’s the temp?
Did I drink enough water?
Should I pee one more time before I go?
Oh, don’t forget my chapstick…
Blow my nose one more time.
I should bring extra tissue.
Start my Runkeeper…I hope the damn GPS is working and not all woggy today.
What should I listen to today?
Are these the right earbuds?
Is this a shirt I can run my earbuds through so they aren’t getting tangled in my arm swings?
Sunglasses, no sunglasses?

While I’m running:
Should I have worn my headband to cover my ears?
Are these my cooperating underwear?
Damn my ears are cold…should have worn my headband…note to self:  when in doubt wear your headband.
I should have added songs to my playlist.
Ugh, not feeling this today…
I've only gone .5 mile!?
Why are there so many hills?
Should I run faster going down this hill or use it as recovery.
Mile 2...ughhhh seriously why do I do this??
What am I going to eat when I’m done?
I cannot wait to get home, shower and sit my ass on the couch.
Do I have to poop?
Omg, what would I do if I DID have to poop??
An 11:42 minute pace…times 6…plus .2 … I should be done in like 3 ½ hours…oh, wait.
Will I ever see a 10:00 minute mile?
Man, I suck at Math.
I should be squeezing my butt cheeks…work my glutes…
Is my Runkeeper still working?
Um Hi…hello??  Can't you see I’m running here, CAR??!  Asshole.
"I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me ROAR…uh uh uh uh ohhhh…"
Yah, I’m my own hero.
Oh shit, did that lady just hear me singing?
I have so much to do this week.
Oh, I smell bacon!!  Someone’s making bacon….mmmmm…bacon.
How did this slow ass tempo song get in my playlist?
Note to self:  update playlist.
OMG, only halfway there!?
Oh!  Here comes another runner!!  Hiiii!!!
I am burning a ton of calories today!
I wonder whatever happened to Nelly?  "It’s gettin’ hawt in herrr…"
Damn, I’m so hootttt…thank goodness I didn’t wear that headband.
Maybe I should sprint a little?
Do I turn left and go up that big hill?
Ugh I think I have to pee again.
I need to make friends with people on my training route so I can use their bathroom.
Nah, that'd just mess up my time.
But maybe they'd offer me water.
Why do I do this to myself?
Go left, do the big hill...
Can people hear me breathing hard from their porch?
Why is my pinkie toe numb?
Aww, Kelly Clarkson, you’re right…what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…la la la
Mile 4?  Woohoo…I could do this all day, son!
Almost there…one mile left...it'll be cake!
You’ve got this…just keep running until the Runkeeper lady comes back…
She'll be back...
Omg!!  Where is the Runkeeper lady!?
Bitch, I know it’s been a mile!????
You've got this...Just remember what you're running for:  Bagels, bacon, cake…oh yah and cuz you're fucking awesome.

After my run:
Hell yah, I’m a runner!
Best. Feeling. EVER.
Sweaty Selfie!
I could TOTES run a marathon…