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    Do I Really Look Like the Tin Man When I Run?

    We all have our own special running style

    Martina Navatrilova made the news recently.  She has said that tennis players who grunt are cheating.  It has something to do with the grunting drowning out the sound of the tennis ball hitting the raquet.  The really good players can tell from the sound how fast the ball is travelling and all kinds of other really useful information.

    We all have our own special running style
    We all have our own special running style

    I was daydreaming that  since I  make a lot of noise when I run that I might be sanctioned by the governing body of running.  I imagine that I have been summoned to appear before the judges to face charges of excessive noise making.

    Judge Number One would look over his special anti-glare runners sunglasses at me.  “Terri,” he would say, “Your crime is making too much noise when you run.  What say you?”

    Judge Number Two would glance up from the most recent copy of iRun magazine – the issue announcing the winner of the blogging Idol Contest and say “Terri, your fellow runners say they can’t even hear themselves think when you are running.  What do you say?”

    Thankfully  there is no governing body of running – I think. 

    No lumberjack impressions.  Yet.
    No lumberjack impressions. Yet.

    I really try to be light on my feet when I run.  It just isn’t working out that way.  But no one isn’t going to run with me because I make noise when I run.   I have been accused of taking steps that are too small however.  Oh and when I swing my arms I look like a wood cutter.

    I admit I’m not the most attractive runner, but  am I ever having a lot of fun!!  And isn’t that what its all about?  Doing something that stopped being work a long time ago?

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    A runner for almost two years, Terry recently had the mildly traumatic experience of trying to find a flattering pair of running pants (“Isn’t running about pushing personal boundaries and just getting out there and moving? Except when you don’t look in the least bit like Paula Radcliffe.”). But although she may have been a bit embarrassed by “helpful handsome guy” at the store, she keeps a great perspective through her running experiences. Pushing through a number of injuries early in her running career, she got right back to training for her next race. “The feeling of elation when I crossed the finish line is unimaginable,” says Terry. Sounds like she’s hooked for good!