Today I was planning to write about the steps I’m taking to ensure that hip bursitis never returns to my life (which includes a great strength training plan from Meg – you know her as Meg Go Run), but I forgot to take pictures the other day at the gym! So, that post will have to wait for tomorrow because what’s a blog post without pics, right?
Instead let’s talk about runners.
Shut Up and Run (SUAR) is one of my favorite running blogs. Yesterday Beth at SUAR posted about an excuse she doesn’t like to hear, “I can’t run, I don’t have a ‘Runner’s Body.'”
What does a runner’s body look like?
According to Google Images it looks like this:
And according to iStock Photo it looks like this:
Okay so those ^ are really just outlines of bodies posed in the running position, but if I search for “runner” here’s what I get:
If you keep scrolling through iStock you’ll find that we all look like this, apparently:
Either that or we look like this:
In Beth’s post about the “runner’s body” type she says, “when people say, ‘but you don’t look like a runner’ prove them on-so-wrong.”
Prove them wrong.
That’s really the best solution – to the runner’s body issue and everything else.
Football scouts said that Tom Brady was too slow, too small and lacked arm strength. They said Aaron Rodgers wasn’t athletic enough to be a good NFL quarterback. Have you heard of Russell Wilson? Yeah the scouts said he was undersized too.
According to the scouts these three guys didn’t look like prototypical NFL quarterbacks, but you know what? All three of them have led their teams to Superbowl wins!
Brady, Rodgers and Wilson proved ’em all wrong!
I’ve only faced a couple of instances where others have said straight to my face, “YOU run?!”
Why yes, I do, would you like to look at my race pictures? Because I could flip through them all day savoring the memories from each race! 🙂
I’m hardly the Aaron Rodgers of running, but I do okay for myself!
And you do too!
What is the most annoying misconception about runners/running that you’ve come across?
Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers, who is the best quarterback?