Turtles, Bart Yasso and Lil Wayne, could that be any more random?

Happy Friday! Are you getting ready for the weekend?

I have a race this weekend so I am pretty excited about it. I’m running this Half Marathon:

Gasparilla Half Marathon

I’m headed to the expo today. I was hoping to be able to stay for a while since THE Bart Yasso is speaking at 3pm but I probably wont be able to . *big sigh

Yesterday while running on the Ream Wilson Trial near my house I practically stepped on this:

Turtle

And I almost cried. I’m not sure if it was because I almost crushed the turtle or because the turtle was outrunning me.

Did you know that today is National Sticky Buns day? I’m pretty sure they mean the kind you eat and not the kind you get after running for a few hours in the heat and humidity but you just never know….

Last night I actually convinced MacGyver to go to the mall with me. I wanted to get some new running clothes for my race this weekend but that didn’t happen. Instead we ended up eating way too many soft pretzels from Auntie Anne’s and people watching and I am pretty sure I saw Lil Wayne. MacGyver said it wasn’t him but he’s listened to about as much rap as Jimmy Carter so how would he know anyway. I still think it was him.

Lil Wayne Meme

Oh, and in case I didn’t mention it, we are expecting rain again this weekend. Because, you know, I have a race. I’m fairly confident that I could end any future droughts we might experience by scheduling a race.

And because I love ya, here are some Friday Funnies:

Friday Runner funnies

Friday Funnies

Friday Running Funnies

running from bear

Bwahahahaha Have a great weekend!

Are you racing this weekend? Tell me about it.

What non runners say and my smart-ass retorts.

Hello. How are you? I don’t know about you but I am exhausted. No particular reason, I’m just really tired today. I did manage to run 7 miles around the neighborhood this morning and to walk the dogs for a mile, so at least I got that done.

I ran in the neighborhood today and it occurred to me that at least once a day one of my neighbors has something to say about my running. Does that happen to you too? It used to be annoying because it was the same thing over and over…. until I turned it into a game. Instead of ignoring them like I had done for years, I decided to answer each and every one of them with whatever popped into my head. Some of them stopped talking to me altogether, and believe me when I say, I’m fine with that. I repeated their comments and questions, and my retorts, to several friends who laughed their butts off.

One of my friends calls them the running funnies and told me I should write them down. So, that’s what I did. And today, I’m going to share them with you.

The Running Funnies

(what non-runners say and how I respond)

Neighbor: Do you jog or do you run?

Me: Neither.

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Neighbor: You run all the time, you must really love to run?

Me: No, not really. Why would you think that?

chocolate milk addict

Older Lady neighbor: If you keep running that much your uterus will fall right out.

Me: Well if it does, I’ll just kick it out of the way. I don’t really need it anymore anyway.

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Friend: I don’t run because the doctor told me it was bad for my knees.

Me: And what does he say about your spare tire? Is that bad for you?

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Guy at Store: Are you about to going running?

Me: No, I already ran this morning.

Guy at Store: Well, you look awesome, you don’t even have sweat on you.

Me: Um, yeah, we uh, have one of those things called a shower so, I uh, took one.

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Overweight Race Spectator: You paid to run this race?

Me: Yes.

Overweight Race Spectator: Really?

Me: Yes.

Overweight Race Spectator: Why?

Me: Why do you pay for doughnuts?

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Nosy Neighbor: How far did you go today?

Me: 15

Nosy Neighbor: Miles?

Me: No, inches.

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Friend: How do you run with those boobs?

Me: Fast

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Obnoxious Neighbor: If you see me running it’s because somebody’s chasing me.

Me: Well, I’m pretty sure it’s not the smart police.

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And just because I thought you should have a laugh today, here’s an awesomely funny video!

Is there a comment non runners make that drives you crazy? Tell me what it is and tell me what you say back…