I think it’s safe to say we’ve all heard one of the Six Annoying Things People Say to Runners before. There’s a cute article floating around on the social medias about it, runners are all nodding in agreement to it. After I read the article I didn’t think twice before clicking “share” on FaceBook.
One of my friends commented on it with a challenge to bloggers: Come up with 6 “wisest, kindest, compassionate” replies to have at the ready.
Run Forest Run! Thanks for the encouragement, though my name is Steena!
Really? You Don’t Look Like a Runner! Runners come in all shapes, sizes and ages. Have you ever spectated a race? You’ll be inspired by the variety of people that do it. Maybe even you will become a runner!
You Ran 5 Miles? I get Tired just Driving 5 Miles! Maybe you should try to bike those 5 miles then! The fresh air on your face will get your adrenaline going!
You Ran a Race Last Weekend, eh? Did You Win? I did. I beat everyone who was sitting on their couch.
How Many Marathons Have You Run? Just to be clear, a marathon is 26.2 miles. Not every runner has the desire to run a marathon and they tackle other distance races.
You’re Almost There! Want to join me for the rest? I am almost there, come on!
My kind replies are cheesy and cliche’, but I would hope they make the person who said those annoying things think outside of their assumptions for a second.
Can you think of anything wiser to respond to these?