What are some of the "Weird Little Things" you do when you run?
I squeeze on gel packs! Yes I admit it ... I'm a two-pack-a-race squeezer! It's a weird little habit I picked up somewhere, but for some reason it seems to release stress late in a race when I'm really trying to push the pace. It's probably counterproductive to what I'm trying to do. I mean, I think as runners we're supposed to keep our bodies as relaxed as possible ... but I squeeze and squeeze and squeeze. Having something to fiddle with in my hands seems to take my mind off of how bad my legs hurt, or how much I can't breath. I think it's kin using a stress ball. I usually end up using one or both of the gels, but until that time, I get them nicely massaged in tightly clenched fists. Sometimes, I substitute gloves, but I really prefer gel packs.
The only other "not so weird, but kinda dumb" thing I do is ask people who are watching the marathon, "Have any girls passed me yet?" I think it's funny, but the reaction I get is better. Most people laugh, but some people reply very seriously, "Yeah, man ... quite a few!!!"
So what are some of the funny or weird little things you do? Just curious! Have a great week!
... be great today!