First was last night at the gym before my easy 5 when a guy asked "are you training for a marathon, you're in here a lot?"* And proceeded to stroke my ego a bit by asking "is marathoning your job?" Um, I wish it was my "job" but I just like running long. Those short n hard paced races aren't my thing... Twss.
Last night Workout Selfie to document my hair tie breaking.
I've been running up to 4 times a week on the treadmill. I usually do Monday nights at Fleet Feet and my Saturday long runs outside. Because running after work on a week day outside on the path gives me rage with all the fu$&ing Divvy bikes and tourists.
The second time was this morning when one of my neighbors asked if I was training for the Chicago Marathon while we were waiting for the elevator. I see him and his wife (who is training for Chicago) leaving for their runs every once in a while.
I'm wondering Why am I getting asked if I'm a marathoner so much- probably just coincidence?
Wednesday night post speed workout selfie.
Or am I approaching the fabled "race weight?" I'm about 2-4lbs heavier than last years lowest weight before Fox Valley, but maybe I've got more muscle? I think I look a bit more toned. So maybe I look "hardcore" to these people I don't see regularly?
CB says enough with all the running talk.
Anyways, I've got 18 miles on tap for tomorrow with 8 @ goal marathon pace and I'm kinda nervous. I'll probably even wear my "race day" outfit tomorrow to test it out. Gah!
Do you every get asked random questions like that by strangers?
*The gym is in my apartment building and I try to get my $$$ worth out of my expensive rent by using the gym a lot.