Runners evolve. There are some that take off on a moment’s notice, do a 50km and nobody ever knows about it except the trees and the birds. And they have my absolute respect and admiration. But for us lesser mortals running is about sharing. And talking. Lots of talking. Understandably, it can be annoying to non-runners. I thought this video captured this quirk that we all share wonderfully, “First Person To Run A Marathon Without Talking About It“. Watch it if you haven’t yet as it pokes fun at all of us. We all love talking about it and we all have our reasons, here are some I could think of, would love to hear yours –
1) Only 1% of world population has ever run a full marathon. Beat that.
2) If you can talk about how much fun you had scuba diving or doing crossfit or zumba or about your vegan meal then I can talk about running.
3) If I didn’t talk about it, did I actually run it?
4) How do I inspire (or at least think I’m inspiring while actually I might be quite irritating) if I don’t talk about it?
5) I love the look on people’s faces when I say I ran 42.2 km.
6) Because I don’t know how to shut up if 4-6 months of my otherwise mundane life is devoted to it.
7) Running releases endorphins – endorphins get people (me) talking. Simple.
8) Makes Murakami happy. What you haven’t read “What I talk about when I talk about running”?
9) When I talk, I set targets and when I set targets with other people I do my damned best to keep them.
10) It’s one of the better ways to connect with people with common goals.