I’m going to have fun with a little acronym survey for today. Feel free to play along, and let me know if you do!
DNS- Did Not Start: I had two 5ks over the summer that I never actually ran because it was too hot and I know how poorly my body does in the heat. Before that, I can’t think of any!
DNF- Did Not Finish: Thankfully, no. I’ve never had a DNF although I’ve wanted to quit a few times!
DFL- Dead Freaking Last: Nope but I have so much admiration for those in the back of the pack.
FFF- Finished Freaking First: Once! In a small 10k race in Houston that was all women… that was a pretty fun surprise!
I used to hate this picture but I was working for it and it shows! I can appreciate that!
BQ- Boston Qualified: I’ve run 5 marathons… the 2nd and 4th were BQs (Houston and Steamtown).
WMD- Wore a Medal to Dinner: I’m not usually all about the bling but after the Boston marathon I’m pretty sure I was wearing it at dinner… mostly because the whole city seemed to celebrate with us!
BTW- Bemoaned The Weather: Ugh, yes. I probably overthink the weather but I’ve had several bad experiences in the heat, including Liberty Newport this fall and the Rutgers half last spring, and many 5ks. I can deal with the cold, and ran in the rain at both the Houston marathon and the Boston marathon and it was annoying, but manageable.
SSP- Shared Shoe Photos: Definitely guilty!
One of only a handful of times that I wore my Hokas… I need to get those out again!
TUBT- Threw Up By Track: That would be interesting! No, I’m usually running first thing either with some banana/pb or on an empty stomach, and I’ve never pushed myself hard enough to come close to feeling like I was going to throw up!
PR- Personal Record: 2017 was a good year! My prs came in the ten mile (at Broad Street) and at the Steamtown marathon.
PB- Personal Bartie: Ha! I don’t think I have a personal one, but I did get a picture with him when I was part of the Runner’s World Festival weekend.
CRAPOP- Certifiably Ruined A Port O Potty: Um…? Not that I’m aware of!
LOL- Leaked On Leg: Since having kids, yes. Usually after a 5k when I’m giving my all in that final stretch. #motherrunners, I’m not alone here, am I?
OMG- Ordered Many Gels: I’m actually not a big gel user but I do remember one time ordering a bulk order of HUMA chia gels. Otherwise, I fuel minimally in training and pick up a few gels for race day.
BFF- Blessed with Fast Feet: Fast is all relative, isn’t it? I’d love to be faster but am happy with what my legs can do!
BRB- Blisters Rubbed Bloody: Only once! Either poor sock or poor shoe choice or the combo on a humid day.Quality socks have helped!
WTF- Waddled Through Finish: I’ve felt like it, but no- I don’t think I have!
IDK- Injured Darn Knee: Yep! My very first injury when I wanted to train for my first marathon.
ET- Eulogized a Toenail: Never!
Have you lost a toenail? Peed on a run or in a race?
Or choose another question and let me know your answer!