Weekend Wrap Up: 15

May 18, 2015

This weekend was my practice run!  I am LOVING that is is light outside so early right now.  My sister and I headed out at 6am, and were hoping to beat the rain that was forecasted for the whole day.  I felt really good about my time when we got home, I beat my St. George Half time by almost 10 minutes!  Now I have 3 Saturday’s left before my first half of the summer.  I’m looking forward to some fun downhill runs and getting off the treadmill!

My workouts last week were pretty low key, so I could be nice and rested for Saturday:
Monday: 2 miles
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 3 miles
And then I took Thursday and Friday off.
21.1 miles total for the week.  Not as high as the last couple weeks, but still over 20.

But what’s really been on my mind…the one thing I really wanted to talk about for this weekend wrap up was this:  appropriate things to say to other runners while out on the road.

good morning/evening
good day for a run
cute shirt
friendly wave

Not appropriate:
good job ladies…keep up the good work (while passing someone)

Which is exactly what two runners said to my sister and I on Saturday.  It just felt a little condescending.  They passed up, but were pretty even with our pace.  Then they turned around and went back.  Now, I admit, I have no idea how far they had come before we saw them, but we felt they weren’t really being the nicest with their comment.  We had 10 more miles to go when they saw us.  When you are running 13.1 miles you can’t sprint at miles 3!  

And maybe I am a fairly new runner, but my sister is NOT. I’m pretty sure she was a runner before running was cool.  She’s run for a long time. I think we decided that maybe she should run with all her marathon medals around her neck to discourage comments like this in the future. 

Okay, maybe it could have been worse…but what’s the worst thing someone has said/could say to you while running?

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