I do a lot of running. I'm not saying I'm good at it, just that I'm insane enough to keep at it. My marathon is October 6th, and I'm really looking forward to it. Which is a nicer way of saying I'm getting quite burned out. I've been running between 7 and 9 hours a week for the past month or so. (and can you believe I am actually gaining weight? what the heck? ...but that's a different blog post.)
Now, I have great running partners, but I only actually run with them about 3 days a week, which means for 3 other days a week, I'm left to my own devices to entertain myself during the run.
And here's where I'll admit to going off the deep end. I have begun singing along with my Mp3 player while I run. Out loud.
But it doesn't stop there. I also have been making hand motions (NOT THOSE KIND) while I run. Like - who can listen to Simply Irresistible and not do a little air drumming? You HAVE to, right?
And during the Space Jam song? When the lyrics say "raise your hands in the air if you feel fine" well, I do. And that is a long song with lots of repeats, people. Lots of hands in the air and lots of jump shots. (Hoop! There it is!)
So the next time you see a runner and it looks like they're playing the air drums, or shooting jump shots, or maybe even doing the Electric Slide while they run, cut them some slack. It's probably not a seizure or anything. They may just be training for a marathon.