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#dailymission on May 22, 2012

What are common questions you get from non-athletes and how do you answer them?

  1. #dailymission Probably

  2. #dailymission
    1. Q: Why do you pay money to race when you can run outside for free? A: I'm a philanthropist (don't I wish) who likes to donate to "well-run" charities!
    2. Q: Y... read more

  3. #dailymission Q: Doesn't running for that long get boring? A: Not as boring as sitting on your butt for that long.

    • Shirlene M.
      Shirlene M.

      I like that response!

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Michael M.
      Michael M.

      Agreed....and for some reason I am almost NEVER "bored" on a run. It seems that there is always something that occupies my mind and the effort nearly always makes me feel good afterwards.

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Gary B.
      Gary B.

      I agree Michael!

      over 2 years ago Like

  4. #dailymission Is that half marathon a full?

  5. #dailymission "That's really bad for your joints, isn't it?"

  6. #dailymission - I get people asking me all kinds of detailed questions about running. Then they often argue with me, make excuses, or listen intently and then never apply any of the information I ... read more

  7. #dailymission
    Why do you smoke if you're running regularly?
    I should quit.

  8. #dailymission "What are common questions you get from non-athletes and how do you answer them?" Q: Are you crazy? A: um.... Yes?

  9. #dailymission Isn't that bad for your knee? How many miles is your next marathon?

    • Tom C.
      Tom C.

      How many miles is your next marathon? I love it. My wife used to call all races marathons until I educated her. :)

      over 2 years ago Like2 people

    • Shannon W.
      Shannon W.

      So do most people in my family!

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Susan N.
      Susan N.

      Haha...even back when I didn't know how many miles in a marathon, I at least knew they were all the same distance!

      over 2 years ago Like

  10. #dailymission "What are common questions you get from non-athletes and how do you answer them?" Usually it's not so much questions, as it is people suddenly feel they have to justif... read more

    • Kris M.
      Kris M.

      Ha..dont you just live the comments? One of my favorites is from a guy I work with who runs but runs slower than I do. He constantly says stuff lie "oh..well you are a real runner" but in a tone that sounds like thats a bad thing and he's putting me down

      over 2 years ago Like1 person

  11. #dailymission to power through my asthma slowing me down and pick up my pace. Oh, and to be a better person! ;)

  12. #dailymission Why would you ever want to run that far?? Oh you ran a marathon, what is that, like 5 miles??

  13. Today's #dailymission
    What are common questions you get from non-athletes and how do you answer them?
    How do you run so far? My knees hurt too much and I can't run that far.

    My answer ... read more

    • Keith H.
      Keith H.

      Good answer! Good answer! Whose knees don't at some point?

      over 2 years ago Like

  14. #dailymission What are common questions you get from non-athletes and how do you answer them?
    Q: How do you fit it all in?
    A: I make it a priority. I don't watch TV. I think about how I woul... read more

    • Jan
      Jan

      I love "I think about how I'd like to feel 20 yrs from now." Great perspective!

      over 2 years ago Like1 person

    • Stacey C.
      Stacey C.

      Great answer and attitude!! :)

      over 2 years ago Like1 person

    • Robin K.
      Robin K.

      Excellent! I always tell people that they should see my clean laundry pile, Mt. Laundry. It's all about priorities!

      over 2 years ago Like1 person

    • Andrea M.
      Andrea M.

      You got that right Robin - I say "if it needs ironing, I don't wear it." We totally live out of laundry baskets!

      over 2 years ago Like