When runners are running, they have nothing to do but think. About all kinds of things! Some people think about work, family, relationships, bills, money.
Me#1: How come I’m tired after only ¼ mile?
Me#2: I think you didn’t warm up enough – you know, enough to expand your lungs?
Me#1: Yeah, you’re probably right. I only do a ¼ mile warm up to begin with. I don’t want to warm up too much though, cuz then I’ll be too tired for my run, you know?
Me#2: Yeah, right.
Me#1: I’m really sweating, should I be sweating this much?
Me#2: Yes. You’re running – when you run, you sweat.
Me#1: I’m really tired - I might need to walk a little bit.
Me#2: No, keep going. It’s okay to be tired. When you run, you’re meant to get tired.
Me#2: ♫I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down. ♫Pissing the night away...♫
Me#1: I like that song.
Me#2: Me, too.
Me#1: Do you think I’m too old to do a cartwheel?
Me#2: *sigh* Yes.
Me#1: But I want to. I want to do a cartwheel at the finish line when I do the half marathon. To celebrate.
Me#2: You haven’t practiced doing cartwheels and if you start practicing two weeks before the run, you’ll probably pull a groin muscle and won’t be able to run at all.
Me#1: I suppose you think when I get to the finish line I should do one of those old lady cartwheels, with my knees bent and my butt in the air?
Me#2: *sigh* I don’t think you should do it at all, but if you want to make a fool of yourself, go ahead.
Me#1: Nothing. What about dancing? Do you think it would be alright if I dance at the finish line?
Me#2: *sigh* IF the band is still playing by the time you get there.