So, when is the next Runners Anonymous meeting?

I've been wondering. Are there actually Runners Anonymous meetings? And if so, what would a RA (I'm already using the slang...Ha!) meeting be like? Here's my - twisted mind's - take on it.

-Hi, I'm Christel (*Hi Christel*) and I'm a Running Addict.

- Well, Christel, let's find out if it's really as bad as I think it is, and see what we can do about it.

- Well, let's do that... 3 - 2 - 1 - GO!

- Okay, no need to make fun of it, let's see if we can find out whether or not this running thing actually qualifies as an addiction.

- Alrighty...but, just for the record; this is NOT a running group? *disappointed*

- *ignores this* How often do you run? More or less than 3 times a week?

- 3 times a week? Ha! You're kidding, right? I wouldn't even do that in a taper week!

- Alright...more than 3 it is. How many hours a day do you spend thinking about something running related?

- Uhm...I don't know exactly, but mainly - a lot!

- Check. Pairs of running shoes?

- 6 and counting.

- Upcoming races planned?

- A lot lot...and races are planned 1 year ahead at the moment.

- Really? Do you feel like your running friends understand you in a way that makes you feel not crazy?

- Yep, non-runners either get bored with me or stop me in the middle of a race recap. Annoying when that happens. So annoying...I mean...hello! You need to recap it mile by mile don't you? Like at the Swiss Alpine Marathon, I....

- ....OK; final question. Do you get cranky when you're not able to get out there for a run?

- Uhm...yeah! Ofcourse I do!

- Well, the bad news is...you're addicted. The good news is, we can do something about it. You just need to stop running now...this very moment!

- What? Are you insane? Heck, no!!!!! I think this meeting is stupid! You should turn it into an actual running group!

Would you consider yourself a running addict?


T said...

You're not alone :)

Becka said...

Hahaha!! That's totally how I feel. Sometimes I really struggle to think of something to talk about other than running. The boyfriend is NOT a runner, and I bet he is getting pretty tired of hearing about it non-stop :D


totally addicted.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

open the dictionary.
look up Running Addict.
There is my photo.
...enough said.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I am a running addict.

Zaneta said...

haha! how fun! I was in that group! ;)

Silly Girl Running said...

Well...I guess I'm not alone. ;) :)

Kevin said...

Hello group my name is Kevin and I once had a running addiction but now I have moved onto a harder addiction , triathlons. I'm doomed!


Silly Girl Running said...

Hahahaha! *Hi Kevin!*

RunningRonald said...

just like me, you are "beyond help".. now let's go for a run!!

Silly Girl Running said...

@ RunningRonald: Hahahahahahaha! 'Beyond help'; die moet ik onthouden! :)