Let me begin this post by saying, I have used and continue to use dietary supplements in conjunction with my regular diet and exercise program. I just finished a cycle of a metabolizer / diarrhetic called “Super HD” that is made by Cellucor and I am currently starting a daily GNC multivitamin pack. Please note, I have always used these products while actively trying to eat a good diet and while exercising 4-5 times per week for 90 minutes. I have never bought into the idea of a magic weight loss pill such as HydroxyCut Pro, Raspberry Keytones or Green Tea Extract. I believe that those supplements may help aid in weight loss if you are participating in an active lifestyle with a balanced diet, but they are not magic pills that allow you to eat whatever you want and lose weight.
I’m a little late posting this weeks accountability report. Why I am late posting? Just when I thought I was past the rumbly in my tumbly stomach issues I have been battling the past two to three weeks, they returned with a vengeance yesterday afternoon. I have been on a roller coaster the past few weeks that has made eating feel like a game of Russian roulette. The consistent stomach issues has made getting my weekly mileage in a chore. I have to worry about getting sick to my stomach during every run, or worse, dealing with a dreaded case of GI distress (sorry if mentioning GI distress is a little too real).
With the extra time I had from not running on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, I was able to have some extra fun with Tamsin. We continued to work on our selfies.
Yesterday, as I was going through my Facebook feed, I kept coming across a comic that was created by The Oatmeal. I read through it, had a good laugh, and shared it with my running friends. The creator of the comic really hit the nail on the head when it comes to some common distance runner stereotypes. I was happy to see so many runner’s sharing the comic with each other in the the different running groups that I participate in. One of the things I like most about the runners I know, is that they have a healthy sense of humor and they can appreciate a good joke made at their expense due to their passion for distance running. Most runners know they are a little unbalanced when it comes to their running and we wear that fact like a badge. Sometimes, we all need to laugh at ourselves.
The Oatmeal comic got me thinking about other runner stereotypes. I have listed a few below along with some portions of The Oatmeal’s comic and a video the does a great job of illustrating what a passionate distance runner sounds like to the average person. Enjoy!
Runners love their window decals. 26.2. 13.1 3.1. We don’t care what distance the sticker is promoting, we just want people to know that we have run it. Below is a picture of the back window of my car. I’m pretty sure that I the message comes through loud and clear; I am a runner.