One of my favourite pages in Glamour magazine is the ‘Hey, it’s OK’ page, so I thought I’d create one for us runners!
Hey Runner, It’s OK if….
To run around the block until your Garmin hits a full mile but to stop your run at exactly your distance even if you have to walk the rest of the way home in the rain.
To pay £90 for a pair of patterned leggings but feel reluctant to spend £40 on a sports bra that you’ll wear to death.
To justify a massive donut or burger and fries because hey you ran today, but have a super strict pre-race meal
To spend far longer getting to a race than you actually spend running it.
To use a morning run as an excuse to eat multiple breakfasts. Yes you have now consumer triple the calories that you burned- who cares.
To complain about race fees, then grumble about lack of goody bag, loos and medals at cheaper races.
To run back and forth on one flat stretch for a fast run, but to think the treadmill is far too boring.
To choose a destination race but then be so worried about ruining your legs for your full or half marathon that you don’t actually explore the city properly.
To check the medal situation before signing up for a race, no matter what the course is like.
To smugly think about how far you ran while fighting for a seat on your commute.
To call your in-shower stretch an adequate cool down.
To have a bigger supply of sports kit than work clothes.
To preface any distance or speed with ‘only’ but secretly think you’re pretty badass.
To instantly forget the pain of a marathon the moment you cross the finish line!
What are your ‘hey it’s OK moments?