I am not your average runner. Who wants to be average anyway?
While I meet many of the standard “you know you are a runner when” components (like my appetite), I realized that I stray far from the full list of average runner qualities.
I came up with 6 reasons why I am not your average runner. Although I am sure there are more reasons, I think this is a good place to start!
1.I don’t wish to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s great that other runners have the BQ goals. I am in major awe and proud of all of my running friends who ran the Boston Marathon yesterday. But personally? Me, run the Boston Marathon? I have no interest. It’s not even something I think about!
2. I don’t have any true desire to run a marathon.
Perhaps my lack of interest in running the Boston Marathon has something to do with not really wanting to run any marathon.
There’s no explaining it beyond saying that I don’t have the desire to run so many miles. I hit 13.1 miles and I am satisfied.
Sometimes I think that it’s my duty as a New Yorker to run the New York City Marathon (because how could I not?) but geez, I just don’t feel like it. It seems rather tiring if you ask me.
See also: It’s okay to not sign up for a race.
3. I don’t use a running watch.
The thought of spending money on a watch for running seems like such a waste of precious dollars for me that could be better spent on cute heels. And, the thought of receiving a running watch as a gift would be like getting me a kitchen appliance for my birthday.
Until Chopard decides to come out with a running watch with floating ruby running shoes in the dial, I will stick to the free running apps on my phone to track my miles.
My current Chopard watch has floating fish, how cute would running shoes be?!
Even if the free running apps like Runkeeper and MapMyRun aren’t 100% accurate, what’s the difference? As my dad always reminds me, I am not training for the Olympics.
4. Running apparel is always at the bottom of my shopping list.
Of course I have my running apparel essentials and always update my running shoes as soon as necessary. However, the rest of my wardrobe will take priority when I have money to spend at the mall.
I was in the mall the other day and thought about another pair of the lululemon hottie hot shorts but then said to myself, go find new sandals for spring or a cute bathing suit for summer instead!
5. I don’t talk about running.
Aside from texting Laura about our workouts, I really don’t talk about running.
My friends and family must realize I run every morning and they all know I have a blog but we don’t actually talk about my workouts.
6. If I read a book or magazine, it’s not about running.
I read running blogs every day but the only books and magazines you will find on my night table are romance novels or In Style magazine.
And on a similar note, I don’t listen to running or fitness podcasts. It’s not that I wouldn’t, I just don’t want to because in some sort of weird way, it really doesn’t interest me.
But see, I do love to run.
Running is what I do right after breakfast, without fail, six days a week. I love to chat with you about it and make up workouts and recap the few races I run a year.
I may never run a marathon or sport all the runner gear but I am still a runner.
We runners possess a lot of the same qualities but we are all different. Different interests, styles and abilities. And that’s okay! Who wants to be just like someone else anyway? You can’t do something just because everyone else wants to do it. You have to do what you want to do and run how you want to run.
And on that note, I’m off to go for my morning run. 🙂I am not your average runner! #running #runner #run #Chopard #fitness #fitfluential Click To Tweet
Running watch or running app? Which app do you use?
Favorite race distance? Is there a race distance you have no interest in running?
What type of books and magazines do you read?