For starters, 1996 400-meter hurdles Olympic gold medalist Derrick Adkins dropped by Runner’s World HQ this afternoon…and I got to HOLD his gold medal. Gave me chills, he’s an instant inspiration, he’s returning to the Runner’s World Half this fall so you can meet him, too (which is awesome), that’s all I have to say.
Other “cool” things that happened this week include:
- I got featured in my boss’s weekly list on the Runner’s World website. Check it out. You’ll understand. Can’t say I’m proud of it! HA!
- This….Dang. I’d fly right off.
- The fact that apparently Nick Symmonds is a candidate for The Bachelor?!? No joke. Read it here. (Umm…where can I audition?)
- By far my favorite Hitler rant. Makes my inner #runnerd happy.
#HeardOnMyRun: A spontaneous a capella rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody poorly sung by @runrjr @rwgearguy @jimwantscoffee and yours truly.
— Megan Hetzel (@megrunnergirl) May 9, 2013
- Fair warning on this one, it made me cry. But it’s completely worth sharing.
This week, I tweeted this question:
[Fill In The Blank] You know you’re a runner when ______.
yesterday after the Runner’s World Facebook page got some hilarious and clever responses. Here are a few of my favorites from my feed:
You’d be more upset to have forgotten your running shoes than your toothbrush on a trip RT @megrunnergirl You know you’re a runner when ____
— Paula Kiger (@biggreenpen) May 8, 2013
@megrunnergirl you know you’re a runner when you wear your recovery tights under your work clothes.
— TANK JONES (@TheTankJones) May 8, 2013
@megrunnergirl You know you’re a runner when your car’s ashtray is filled to the brim…with safety pins. #runchat #runnerd
— Steve Wallen (@stevewallen) May 8, 2013
@megrunnergirl you can spend $50 on a single pair of socks. #compressionrocks #wortheverypenny #runchat
— divine awakening (@Dvine_awakening) May 8, 2013
@megrunnergirl you put body glide and Vaseline in places not to be named to prevent late mileage disasters
— Ross Perko (@rdubyapee) May 8, 2013
@megrunnergirl You consider the yr to have 2 seasons, not 4: spring and fall marathon seasons =) #run #runchat
— Michele Gonzalez (@nycrunningmama) May 8, 2013
@megrunnergirl you sleep in your sports bra and run socks so at 5am, all you have left is shirt, shorts and shoes. #runchat
— SMACK! MEDIA (@SMACKELI) May 9, 2013
@megrunnergirl you judge how far you gotta go run get somewhere by how long it would take you to run there…
— geoffrey alonso (@Sasquatch42) May 9, 2013
@megrunnergirl You finish a 20mi training run, shower, then get jealous of runners you drive past later bc they’re running and you’re not.
— Jessica Harries (@jessharries) May 9, 2013
RT@megrunnergirl: [Fill In The Blank] You know you’re a runner when, you’re excited to begin training for a marathon! #runchat #runnerd
— Chrissy (@2Chrissy_Love2) May 9, 2013
Now it’s your turn! Fill in the blank: You know you’re a runner when ______________.
QUOTE OF THE POST: “I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” – Larry Bird