Tuesday, January 6, 2015

10 Crazy Superstitions Of Runners

Runners are a quirky bunch of people, from the disgusting things we would only do on a run, to the superstitions we have. I asked my friends what running superstitions they have prior to a race or training run. Here are the 10 best:

  1. Putting Body Glide on your feet (to avoid blisters).
  2. Eating the same food before races. Lucky Charms… Really?
  3. Having a tube of ChapStick (or else, you might as well kiss that PR buh-bye).
  4.   Never wearing a race shirt from the race you are doing.
  5. Listening to “Eye of the Tiger” in the corral. (Get that song out of your head now!)
  6. Wearing two different colored socks (i.e., one red and one green).
  7. Pinning your bib on the night before and laying your clothes on the floor in the shape of a person (yes, socks, armband, and hat, too).
  8. Cleaning your race shoes prior to the race (or else, you will trip and break your ankle).
  9. Putting your clothes on in the same order every time (underwear, shorts, left sock, right sock, then shirt).
  10. Wearing the same underwear for every race. (Your race briefs have more holes than Swiss cheese.)

Have you done any of these things before a run or race? Do you have any you would like to share?

Picture Credit:
Lucky Charms: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/186/403048731_a4a8b89e4a_z.jpg?zz=1 (from https://www.flickr.com/photos/laffy4k/403048731/)

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1 comment:

  1. Numbers 2, 4 & 7 for sure. Although one time I did have to wear the race shirt. I was parked so far away that I realized I wouldn't have time to go put it in the car, so I just pulled it on over what I was already wearing. Nothing bad happened, of course. I call mine traditions more than superstitions. I don't believe they have any real power, but it's calming to have a routine. And to know the breakfast I always eat won't upset my stomach once I start running.


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