January 28, 2011

Socially Awkward?

"Men and women who race at distances longer than marathons—also known as ultrarunners—are by reputation and reality a strange, obsessive, and somewhat socially awkward lot."

Ok, they're taken from last year's Runner's World article on Scott Jurek (the King of Pain), but do these words really describe us ultra runners?  Ok, I can handle strange--I'll even consider this a complement in a world of plain vanillas.  I can deal with obsessive--hell I'm now counting my weekly elevation gain.  But socially awkward?  Man, that one hurts.

Thanks Runner's World for describing us so equivocally.  Oh, sorry, that's a little awkward.  I meant go *#!* yourself!

5 comments:

EricG said...
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EricG said...

Hell yeah Will. &$@ them. As you like to say keep it real. Peace. EricG

Will said...

Yes, indeed, keep it real!

Ryan said...

I concur. I know lots of ultra runners who are fun to hang out with and perfectly fine social-wise! There are a few, though, that make you wonder.... :)

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