A few conversations I've had of late....I couldn't have scripted these if I tried.
Conversation #1: The Awkward Triathlon Conversation
Me: So, Friend A, what are you training for?
Friend A: I think I'm going to try and train for a full triathlon.
Me: There is no such thing as a full triathlon. Do you mean Olympic distance? Or Half Ironman? Or Ironman?
Friend A: A full triathlon.
Me: What are the distances of each leg?
Friend A: The run is a 10k. I don't know what the swim and bike distances are.
Me: OK, that is an Olympic distance triathlon.
Friend A: Yes, a full triathlon.
Sometimes, I just give up.
Conversation #2: The Awkward Marathon Conversation
Friend B: So, what are you training for right now?
Me: I'm going to be running a marathon in late April...so I'm training for that.
Friend B: How long is this marathon?
Me: All marathons are 26.2 miles.
Friend B: Wow! That is so long.
Well, it is no longer than any other marathon.
Conversation #3: The Awkward Half Marathon Conversation
Friend C: You run a lot.
Me: You could say that.
Friend C: What is your next race?
Me: I'm running a half marathon in mid-January. It is outside and along the lakefront in Chicago.
Friend C: Why would you do that?
Me: I love to run. Also, it fits into my training schedule right now.
Friend C: Do you run them fast?
Me: I think I am a decent runner.
Friend C: What is your fastest time?
Me: I ran a 1:40:14 last March.
Friend C: Is that fast?
Me: It is a 7:39 per mile average.
Friend C: That doesn't seem too hard...I bet I could do that.
***Friend C has not run a race in over a year and does not run regularly.***
Conversation #4: The Awkward 5k Conversation
Friend D: I am going to sign up and run my first 5k this year.
Me: Awesome! I am so happy for you. I love it when my friends run.
Friend D: It will be hard to run 5 miles.
Me: Wait...are you running a 5k or a 5 mile race?
Friend D: 5k.
Me: Okay, that is 3.1 miles.
Friend D: I thought 5k was 5 miles.
Me: No, each kilometer is like 0.62 of a mile.
Friend D: Awesome! I get to run less.
At least Friend D is running. Maybe, one day, he'll be up for 5 miles.
Please share....have you had any comical conversations lately?!?