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.
Make me feel better…tell me some of your fitness quirks!
Haha! Okay, that’s kind of a lot of quirks. ;) I think mine is spitting. Gross as that is, you gotta let it out! If no one’s looking, it’s like it never happened. ;) Have a great weekend at home!
“If no one’s looking, it’s like it never happened” is now my motto for all my quirks ;)
Shirt as a tissue is a running given haha. I wave, smile, or nod at other runners. People should be friendlier :)
AGREED! Let’s keep that trend going ;)
Blog Author says
Haha! You’re so cute!! …I love the one about using your shirt as a tissue, “gross, but totally necessary” ! haha…I hope that you are having a great weekend!
Completely necessary! Thank you, same to you!
Rachael @ Rachael Turns Pages says
I have some of these also. It is hard not to use your shirt. I change after my shower so it is okay. Sometimes I wave at people and sometimes I don’t. It depends how much effort I feel like that day. Nodding my head is usually a given. I’m constantly talking to myself or singing to keep myself distracted. I’m sure people think I’m crazy.
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I sometimes catch myself singing while I’m on the treadmill and forget that other people are around me. Crazy looks are a regular over here :)