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Funday Monday! – Running Jokes

October 4, 2010

Happy Monday! You would think I would have the gist of blogging, working, running, fund-raising and life figured out by now and thus be able to post something by 8 AM, right? Alas, as my mileage increases, my energy levels, ability to multi-task and focus decreases. It’s a pity! But we’re over the half-way mark now for training and in about 4 more weeks I’ll start to taper (I have never been so excited by the word “taper” in my life!). But – reminder – running is supposed to be fun. At least, that’s what I try and remind myself when the training gets tough. So, for this Funday Monday post, we’ve got some running jokes to bring you some laughter (myself included):

1. Two hikers on a trail came around the bend to find an enormous brown bear about 75 yards up the trail. The bear spies them and begins running toward them at a full gallop. One hiker drops his backpack, sits down, throws off his boots, and starts lacing up a pair of running shoes. The other hiker says: “What are you doing? You will never outrun that bear!”. The first hiker replies: “I don’t have to outrun the bear …”

2. A runner asks his wife: “What do you love most about me? My tremendous athletic ability or my superior intellect?” “What I love most about you,” responded the man’s wife, “is your enormous sense of humor.”

3. A school teacher asked a student, “Will you please conjugate the verb ‘to go’ for the class?” The kid began, “I go… um… you go… ehmm… he goes…” “How about a little faster?” asks the teacher. So the kid replied, “Sure! I run, you run, she runs…”

4. A man had been driving all night and by morning was still far from his destination. He decided to stop at the next city he came to and park somewhere quiet so he could get an hour or two of sleep. As luck would have it, the quiet place he chose happened to be on one of the city’s major jogging routes. No sooner had he settled back to snooze when there came a knocking on his window. He looked out and saw a jogger running in place. “Yes?” “Excuse me, sir,” the jogger said, “do you have the time?” The man looked at the car clock and answered, “8:15.” The jogger said thanks and left. The man settled back again, and was just dozing off when there was another knock on the window and another jogger. “Excuse me, sir, do you have the time?” “8:25!” The jogger said thanks and left. Now the man could see other joggers passing by and he knew it was only a matter of time before another one disturbed him. To avoid the problem, he got out a pen and paper and put a sign in his window saying “I do not know the time!” Once again he settled back to sleep. He was just dozing off when there was another knock on the window. “Sir, sir? It’s 8:45!” [We runner are a helpful bunch, aren’t we? lol]

And last, but not least (and oh so funny!):

5. Two gas company servicemen, a senior training supervisor and a young trainee, were out checking meters in a suburban neighborhood. They parked their truck at the end of the alley and worked their way to the other end. At the last house a woman looking out her kitchen window watched the two men as they checked her gas meter. Finishing the meter check, the senior supervisor challenged his younger coworker to a foot race down the alley back to the truck to prove that an older guy could outrun a younger one. As they came running up to the truck, they realized the lady from that last house was huffing and puffing right behind them. They stopped and asked her what was wrong. Gasping for breath, she replied “When I see two gas men running as hard as you two were, I figured I’d better run too!”

PS – we made $300 from the Happy Hour on Friday. That puts us at a record-breaking $535 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a Marathon or Bust event. Woo-hoo! Thank you to all who came, who contributed and who are continuing to support me during this very trying challenge to both train for a marathon and raise some money for St. Jude’s!

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