Runners are a Little “Different”
Posted on September 3, 2015 | By firstname.lastname@example.org | 54 responses
Lately I have been saying how I never want summer to end, but I think this week the weather has led me to possibly change my mind. It feels like we are having some of the worst weather of the season lately. I’ve felt thirsty all day long (which may also have to do with still getting over this cold…more on that later) and I have found that drinking Nuun All Day in the afternoon has helped with this alot more than just water. I don’t like it as much as Nuun Active, but it is definitely helpful with staying hydrated throughout the day even when not exercising.
I worked up a sweat just cutting these sweet potatoes.
And you know its hot when your take a shower and then your hair dries in less than 5 minutes.
I finally made an appointment to see a doctor as I reached week 4 of still being sick. (I had gone to an urgent care clinic when i was on vacation, but at the time I only had a sore throat and tested negative for strep.)
So I go in there and tell the doctor how I have had this lingering cough and congestion for weeks. Of course, during my appointment my nose was clear and I didn’t cough at all. (This wasn’t my regular doctor- she was on vacation.)
When I was asked more about my symptoms, I explained how I can run at an easy pace but when I try to run hard that’s when my chest hurts and I start coughing. His response? “Oh, so you are able to run? You don’t feel too bad then”.
I went on to explain how I run all the time, but have had to modify my activities due to this prolonged illness. He definitely didn’t understand and went on to tell me about another 70-something year old patient who runs and wins races all the time.
So I walked out of there feeling silly for even going to the appointment, but I did at least get a prescription and an inhaler. I guess that mean’s he didn’t completely think I was just whining about a tough run.
I’m back to coughing again today, so hopefully these meds will help before Saturday’s race!
What are some things have you told a non-runner and they look at you like you’re crazy?
Any similar stories about not being taken as seriously because you are a runner?
Non-runners: What do you think makes runners “different”?
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