Hello and happy Friday! It’s an extra special one for me because I’m heading back home for the weekend to celebrate my dad’s 50th birthday. We have a party and a few surprises in store so I’m excited to see everything pan out.
As I mentioned, I’ve been doing most of my weekday runs on the dreadmill at my school gym. There aren’t many people at the gym that early in the morning so I’ve been seeing the same faces (and have kind of figured out some people’s schedules…weird, I know). Yesterday morning I claimed a treadmill, put my stuff down and started tying my shoelaces. Then an older man on the stair master behind me said “you always tuck in your laces, huh?” I responded with “I’m scared I will trip!” Obsessively tying my shoelaces is one of my running quirks.
-Wrapping my headphone cord around my hand
-Using my shirt as a tissue (gross but necessary)
-Always stopping if I see a penny on the ground
-Talking out loud to myself (not so much on the treadmill)
-Singing out loud to myself (sometimes on the treadmill)
-Planning my route based on bathroom and water fountain location.
-Changing directions to avoid having to stop at a red light
-Changing directions- abruptly- to avoid a black cat crossing my path
-Waving or nodding to other runners. <– I don’t think this a quirk, but people either love it or hate it.