When you're out for a run your mind can venture into strange - and occasionally interesting - territory. Here's a selection of running reflections our members have had while out and about. Some are amusing, some are quite philosophical and some are a bit weird.
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"If you don't record a session on your watch it doesn't count"
"New Year's Day. Out for a run. Does everybody think I am trying to stick to a New Year's Resolution? I'm a proper runner I'll have you know!"
"If a group of attractive runners is in the same area will they eventually form a circle?"
"I know I'm slouching, but I'm soooooooo tired"
"I'm usually just thinking about the nice fry up I'm gonna have when I get home."
"Only 2 miles done? But I've been running for ages"
"Why can I run for hours on the streets, but last about 14 minutes on a treadmill?"
"When I'm out for a run I sometimes start thinking about a race and start speeding up"
"I hate running against traffic. Especially at night when headlights are in my eyes"
"I've been running for six months now. I still feel like an imposter."
"Thank goodness for age gradings!"
"I'm sure the run I just did was continuously uphill. Not sure how that's possible but it was."
"I've been on this run for ages. It must be about 40 minutes since I last checked my watch... nope, just 10 "
"Typically the day of the year that I first choose to go out in running tights there is am autumn heatwave."
"This run would have been so much easier to get out the way this morning"
"I occasionally run without a watch for that feeling of freedom (OK, I admit, when the battery dies). I still find myself automatically reaching to stop it when waiting to cross roads etc."
"Joggers jog while waiting at lights while runners stand there and look angry"
"I wish there were dog-free parks. I like dogs, but just for once to be able to have a nice off-road run without being chased."
"I'm pretty sure every single person in the world is staring at me today"
"Why does my HRM say my heart rate is 280bpm? I've only just stepped out the door."
"I'm sure that runner I just passed started speeding up as soon as I passed him"
"I counted my steps while running once. Got to about 320 and started having an imaginary conversation about training."
"A mile seems so far at the start of a run and so short near the end."
"I'm flying today. Must look great. *checks reflection in shop window". Nope!"
"Maybe I'll just do 5 reps instead of my planned 8. Yes, I think that is a MUCH better idea."
"If I wasn't injured so much I'm pretty sure I would be Olympic champion by now"
"Why didn't I put vaseline on my nipples? Why?"
"Think I'm running with perfect form; look at myself as I pass shop window; hang head in shame."
"Does anybody else get the same line from a song going round and round in their head for the entire run?"
"During every single race ever I tell myself I've had enough of running. Afterwards it takes 42 seconds until I'm thiking about the next one."
"The number of times I've added several miles to my run to avoid a dog is too many"
"Let's see if I can beat this cyclist up this hill!"
"If I run an extra two miles I can have a large portion of chips..."
"Half the reason I run so much is so I can eat more. Actually, it's probably more like 3/4 the reason why I run"
"I have great responses to heckles... that I think of about thirty minutes after I hear them."
"I LOVE sprint finishes. Until somebody beats me in one at the end of a 10k!"
"I wonder if people look at me running when I'm doing an easy run and think I'm running as hard as I can"