Apparently today is National Hug a Runner Day. Thanks, Runner’s World for the head’s up! And since hugging is usually a 2 way street – Look out everybody, I’m fueled up for some hugging!
Throughout my 19 years of running I have met enough runners to make a few generalizations:
- Just like books – you shouldn’t judge a runner by the cover. They will surprise you.
Think you can beat that woman with the toddler in the jogging stroller? So did I. I was wrong.
What about that really old guy that looked like he stopped eating 20 years ago? In the bag right? Nope.
- Runners, no matter how fast, are still super friendly and encouraging.
And you know what, if they aren’t friendly, I don’t think they deserve to be called runners.
- We don’t carry tissues.
This past sunday I ran my 3rd Half Marathon along with Lisa, Katie and Becky. These ladies were my team within a team. I’m probably gonna hug them on Thursday morning @ the Hot to Trot.