Monday, June 15, 2015

The Blank Stare

It's been a while since my last post.  I haven't had a lot of "running" material that I felt like writing about.

This weekend I was with my family in Wisconsin.  All of them non-runners.  Besides my family and work obligations, running truly consumes me. And, I LOVE it.  My Facebook feed and Instagram feeds are full all day long of daily inspiration and friends whom I've met through running.  If I'm on my phone browsing... chances are it's getting a glimpse of others lives on social media or reading an article on running.

My husband is supportive (because he has to be.  j/k) but even he teases me and says things like " oh, because you're a runner"... or, "only a runner would understand that " as he uses his fingers to make the quote signs.  But really - he's kidding and I do know that. Nonetheless, he still teases me.

My sister asked how my running was going and I was so excited to talk about my weekly schedules, my early morning, my weekly mileage, my races coming up, my running friends... the list goes on.  Actually, I was so consumed with talking about my passion I forgot to even really LOOK at her facial expressions. By about minute five of my rant I had the dreaded running "blank-stare."  If my husband would have been close to me, I would have gotten the husband stomp from under the table.  Oh... you're not familiar with the husband stomp?  That's when he steps on your foot to get you to stop rambling on.  I talk... and I talk a lot!  I like to think that's part of my appeal! :)  ha!

Anyway, just thought this was funny.  Have you ever lost someone mid-conversation because of a running talk?

6 comments:

  1. Every time I talk to my parents... I get that same blank stare. They could care less. I love hearing about peoples runs & races. It excites me :) I have a cousin that is getting ready to train for her 2nd marathon - I was asking all kinds of questions & her husband was like, "you really care about that?"... I told her any time she wanted to talk to someone about it, call me :)

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    1. My mom actually told me that she FORBID me to run a marathon because it wasn't good for me. HA! I told her at 35 she couldn't tell me NOT to do anything. :)

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  2. LOL, yes, I have seen the glazed over look, and often it seems like the other person tries to flip the conversation, so thankfully the blog gave me an outlet!
    I am enjoying seeing you IG.
    I haven't been posting as often as I'd like because it's hard to find good material when I out there struggling to keep moving....sigh...

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    1. But you're moving and that's what counts!!

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  3. Oh my gosh, yes! All the time. I usually warn people, when they ask me about running, by saying, "don't get me started..." Sometimes I get carried away, tho.

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  4. Someday Wendy....someday!!!! We'll meet! :) Looking forward to it!

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