What Non-Runners Really Think of a Marathon Runner

Alright, I have run 82 marathons and the only people that understand me are other runners.  My wife Debbie thinks I am crazy and cannot figure out why anyone would run in the first place.  She goes to some of my marathons and just shakes her head.

Having the opportunity to speak with other runners over the years, this seems to be common.  Unless you are a runner and have run a marathon, you will never understand.  We are a different breed.  We love accomplishment and have learned to love pain.  We like to tell each other what races we are going to do next, either to brag or in hope that they will run them also.  We love to eat and have earned every calorie that we put into our body.

As many marathons as I have done, there are others that have done so many more–some in the hundreds and some every weekend.  That, in my opinion, is crazy.  But what is crazy to some is normal to others. Guess it is all relevant.

As a fellow runner recently said to me,  “I only talk about running with other runners, otherwise, I might as well be speaking to a wall.”

So, recently, someone got it perfect and created a video.  No words are necessary,  just watch the video and enough said, no matter what side of the running fence you are on!



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Categories: Cool Memories, Crazy Observations, Running Related
  • Jim H says:
    December 30, 2010 11:45 AM

    This video is 100% accurate. Marathon runners are whack.

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