10/01/2010

Freaky Friday - You know you're a runner when...

... you're wearing compression socks to the office today. After all, it IS casual friday. And you are wearing them underneath your jeans. Plus you didn't have to think twice about putting them on this morning when getting dressed.

... you're also wearing MBT shoes to the office today. Yep, MBT shoes. That's right, the fugly ones. Why? Your knee and lower legs are in pain from the high mileage in the last weeks of marathon training, and your PT promised you that these shoes would help. Paired with some flared jeans you barely notice that these babies aren't regular sneakers. At least, that's what you think. Ofcourse, your co-workers noticed the total fugliness of these babies within seconds, and now they are calling you either 'Bigfoot' or 'Sporty Spice'. And you tell yourself that they are the nutty ones.

They actually look less ugly when I'm wearing them...promise!

... you keep the Stick in your desk drawer for emergency purposes. You'll never know when acute muscle cramps will occur, and you want to be prepared.

... you have actually gotten used to the soreness that comes with the last weeks of marathon training. You tell yourself it's 'good pain'. Ofcourse, when you tell your (non running) friends about this, they look at you in utter shock.

... when given the choice of shopping the designer boutiques of Köln (Germany) this weekend or shopping the marathon expo, you choose the marathon expo. Without a doubt. And this from a girl that used to trot around in designer high heels. You're actually looking forward to meeting the Saucony Recovery Sleep Suit in real life.

... you refer to a 35 mile / 56 km week as a slow easy peasy rest week. And you truly feel that way about it. You don't get why others think you're insane for (i) training for a marathon and (ii) getting nervous if you're running less than 50 miles / 80 km in a peak week. You honestly don't get it.
... you get into an ice bath without someone forcing you to. Enough said.

11 comments:

longlegsontheloose.com said...

love this post! hmmmm koeln vs. marathon expo. that is a tough choice! it better be a good expo!

Ich hoffe, dass Sie ein wunderbares Rennen haben!

Emz said...

You rock the MBT's?! No wonder your legs are rockin'. I'm buying me a pair of those sweet kicks.

Comp socks to work . . . need a photo of that! ;)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Katye: Well...I saw the list for the expo and it looks promising! ;)

@ Emz: Hahahaha! They are pretty comfy! I'll have to admit that. ;) And nope...a photo would be too much...believe me. ;)

T said...

Ugh, good luck with the knee.

Silly Girl Running said...

@ T: Thanks...I'll need it. :( Good luck on this weekend's races (you're insane!). :)

Barefoot Neil Z said...

Uh, MBT's, they do not blend in. I notice EVERYone who wears them. I am glad they work tho. I can't really talk tho, as I wear Vffs everywhere.

Becka said...

I'd rather shop an expo too. :D

Zaneta said...

i LOVE ice baths! and is it stupid of me to say that i dont know what mbt shoes are?

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Neil: Hahaha! I wear the Vff too! :) No shame in that. ;)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Becka: The expo was great! :)

@ Zaneta: You should loop up these MBT shoes; fugly but oh so comfy!

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