6 things runners say

6 things you’re likely to hear runners say

Let’s face it: runners are almost a species on their own. They’re resilient and tough and have the patience and determination that is only learnt through continuous exercise and constant routine.

With that being said, there are some key phrases you’ve probably heard a runner say before. And if you’re a runner yourself, you’re likely to have caught yourself using one of these six phrases before.

1. “I can’t go, I have a long run in the morning.”

Dear friends of runners, your running friends aren’t anti-social, they’re just focused on their goals and want to perform at their best all the time – even if it’s just on a practice run.

2. “Endorphins are my drug of choice.”

Unless you’ve ever experienced runner’s high, do not question this statement.

3. “I’ll meet up with you after my run.”

Dear friends of runners, please see point 1.

4. “I can’t do the stairs today.”

Well, have you ever tried to scale three flights of stairs the day after completing a half marathon? Have you?

5. “My toenail fell off again.”

If you’re a runner, losing toenails literally comes with the territory.

6. “I have to go for my run – or else.”

Once the bug has bitten, running isn’t a chore anymore. It is a necessity. You’d do well to take heed of this warning, or be prepared to deal with grumpiness and annoyance on a grand scale. Just let them go for a run, for crying out loud!

What other phrases do you commonly hear or use? Tell us in the comments below.

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