About The Runner

13 Things you (don’t really) need to know about the runner behind My Running Shorts:

  1. The runner strives to be, but is not quite a Zen. 
  2. The runner is secretly a lazy chocolate-indulging TV-addict (who cancelled her cable subscription, on,y dot replace it with something far more dangerous – Netflix. She is especially happy when chocolate, TV, and running collide. 
  3. The runner has approximately 17 pairs of ill-fitting running shoes in her extremely small urban-sized closet.  
  4. The runner has a weakness for lame run slogan t-shirts (fast girls finish first!). 
  5. The three words that best describe the runner are “on the side”.  
  6. The runner has never consumed a cup of coffee or eaten a Big Mac, but has a weakness for animal cookies, which she cruelly eats head first. 
  7. The runner’s marathons each have their own silly theme song. And sometimes a dance routine. 
  8. The runner is all slow twitch and avoids race distances less than 21.1K in distance. 
  9. The runner’s love affair with running is heartily enabled by her fast twitch Husband. 
  10. The runner could maybe possibly go faster, but is too afraid of a flame-out to try. 
  11. The runner used to be a mad scientist, but in the midst of a life crisis swapped the evil genius career for a new one. The one activity that maintained some degree of sanity (the Husband may disagree) during the transition was the long run. 
  12. The runner does not usually refer to herself in the third person.  
  13. This runner loves lists that are 13 items long. And prime numbers. And palindromes. And palindromic primes. And now kind of wants to crop the list to 11.

Happy trails.

23 responses to “About The Runner

  1. Good stuff! I must have at least 27 pairs of new to almost-new runners in my closet or I get nervous. I keep imagining that I’m going to run a marathon, changing shoes at each mile marker and putting on flats for the last .2! LOL!!

    • Having multiple pairs expire at the same time in August affirmed for me the need to hoard. A 30K race in expired shoes meant a sore recovery. 27 pairs sounds about perfect. And shoe changing in a marathon – genius! Although Husband will be sorry you gave me ideas.

  2. I have never had a cup of coffee as well. No good reason, but at age 40 I am thinking of going for the record. You are clearly competition so I’ll need to get you to down a cup to get you out of the running. I’m looking for a good running blog to follow (no pressure). I don’t have as many shoes as you. I find I can only fit one pair on at a time, so I just stick to owning pair to run with. My lawn cutting shoes are always in need of replacement, so I feel I have a good progression until they finally just disintegrate into dust (good mulch for the lawn). I have run 7 marathons and looking at the fall schedule for number 8. My wife is going to run NYC this November..her first. good luck to you in your runs and bloging!

    • Ha, I similarly downgrade shoes and if I had a lawn they’d eventually be my cuttin’ sneaks. It sounds very environmental. As is, they go as low as the gym before retiring. I’m up for NYC along with your wife … what is your fall race?

      p.s. I can’t be too smug about coffee, I am addicted to tea. Yesterday I resolved to get off the caffiene. Today I failed.

  3. Some of your running challenges amuse me too. But I think this challenge is worth considering : http://www.endurrun.com/ .

  4. runshorts! – totally adorable blog. thanks for sharing.
    former clinic runner,
    d

  5. “on the side” – that’s awesome

    I only keep one pair, the others get tossed every six months or so.

    Cool challenges. I’ll have to make up some of my own. 😉

  6. Oh, I’m so glad that I found you! You’ll be all inspiring and stuff as I start my running program.

  7. Hey, really great blog posts… I’ve enjoyed reading through your blog because of the great style and energy you put into each post. I actually run AceHealth.org, a blog of my personal research and experiences. If you’re interested, I would love to have you on as a guest blogger. Please send me an e-mail: bob.mauer65(at)gmail(dot)com, and I can give you more information. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  8. Hey, really great blog post… I’ve enjoyed reading through your blog because of the great style and energy you put into each post. I actually run AceHealth.org, a blog of my personal research and experiences. If you’re interested, I would love to have you on as a guest blogger. Please send me an e-mail: bob.mauer65(at)gmail(dot)com, and I can give you more information. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  9. Hi, I’m writing an article for Canadian Running magazine about runners and blogs. I would like to ask you some questions about your blog/blogging experience. Can you please send me an email?
    Thanks!

  10. I enjoyed reading your running blog. nSphere is developing a local search tool that I believe would be a good fit for your site. It would allow your visitors to connect to a rich source of relevant data while remaining on your site.
    Is there a better way to reach you? You can contact me at tgennaro@nsphere.net

    Thanks,
    Thom

  11. I’m giving you the Liebster Award for you to cherish forever – until you pass it onto 5 others as per the rules of the award. As an extortion technique, I will force you to see my post today for details!

  12. I am following you because of the palindromic primes joke. Well played!

  13. Love the blog! I couldn’t tell you the last time I have eaten a Big Mac! I try to avoid fast food and save my indulgences on ice cream!

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