…let me count the ways.
I’ve realized that in living with two people who aren’t fellow runners that the things I do look certifiably insane to them. I knew this existed when living alone, but it was easier to ignore. My students, along with others, point things out too.
Student: “What is that on your desk?”
Me: “A foam roller, of course.”
Roommate: “Kerry, are you hiding a small dog in your room?”
Me: “No, my petco balls are for massaging my muscles.”
Roommate: “Aren’t those socks for older people who have bad circulation?”
Roommate: “Kerry, why are you taking a picture at the gym?”
Me: “For the blog.”
Me: “Let me show you how to use the dog toys.”
Roommate #2: “Kerry, you are sitting in ice.”
Me: “A little, but it feels better after the sports med massage.”
Roommate: “Why are you running in the relay?”
Me: “For donuts”
[Disclaimer: will run for donuts. and ramen. and pretty much any type of sweet or salty food. ]
Me: “At lululemon. I got it for running 50 miles with them.”
Roommate: “I would have just bought it.”
Me: “I get a shirt at 100 miles.”
Me: “Friends from the blog, internet, and twitter…” [ i ❤ them all]
My roommates are great for putting up with me. There are many more. I will post more in a series.
Tell me: What do you do that makes you look a little “off” to others, but is acceptable to the running community?