Thoughts I Have While Running

I was inspired to write this post after seeing this post by FitnessMomWineCountry. I had seen the original BuzzFeed article (75 Thoughts Every Runner Has While Out For A Run) and thought it was hilarious. We have definitely all thought these things before!

thoughts while running

So why not make my own list? I haven’t been running much lately, but will start up again soon to train for my July half marathon. I almost always have the following things running through my brain:

  • Okay let’s just walk for, like, 5 minutes to warm-up.
  • Screw it, I want to just start running, okay here we go.
  • I’m feeling awesome! My music is playing, I feel great…I could probably run forever today.
  • Wait, is that my shin that is hurting a little. Is it hurting? Should I stop? Nah, I’ll keep running, it’s probably a phantom pain.
  • Yay the pain went away…keep running…
  • Mile 1 down, X to go.
  • Why does the second mile always seem to drag on?
  • Ugh not in the mood for this song. Let’s skip it. Skipping a song on my phone while running is much harder than it looks. 
  • Fine let me walk for a second to find a song. Okay, found one. Back to running.
  • I think I have to go to the bathroom…do I? Hmm…there is a bathroom at the library…
  • I wonder what I look like to other people while I’m running (glances at reflection in storefront window).
  • I feel like I’m flying! (looks at window, “I certainly don’t look like I’m flying.”)
  • *Looks at watch* Only X miles?!?! I feel like I’ve been running forever…
  • Look into homes as I run past them and imagine what those people’s lives are like (you know you’ve done it too…I’m not the only creep).
  • What races should I register for coming up?
  • Okay last mile let’s pick it up a bit…maybe some fartleks.
  • *During speed portion of fartlek* I bet all these cars driving by think I’m running so fast, and that this is my pace for the whole run! (hehe)
  • Actually, they probably don’t even notice me or care.
  • Hello fellow runner. *Little wave*
  • Finally back home. Time to stretch.

No really, who else looks at their reflection while they’re running? You know you do ;)

Leave a comment with a few of your thoughts while you are out running!


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  1. I wrote a post on this at the start of my blogging and I LOVE reading other people’s viewpoints from their running thoughts. So funny! We definitely have quite a few similarities :)
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  2. Haha! Loved the one about skipping songs and then stopping to find the right one! But with practice you’ll be able to do it while running, young Jedi. ;)
    Maria @ The Good Life recently posted…139 | BE FIT | Total Fitness Tuesday: Stronger Lower Body for Stronger RunsMy Profile

    • lol I dont run with music often so that is probably why! My hands are always sweaty and I cant get the song to change!

  3. Haha! especially since I quit running with music, my mind goes all over the place! I did catch my reflection in a shiny car on my run yesterday, I had a strong tailwind behind me, so I was glad to see that I actually looked like a fast runner!
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