I don’t know when the whole talking to myself while running started, but it’s definitely something I do a lot now — especially on long runs.
It seems like on short runs I’m content to just let my mind wander — but on long runs, I legitimately have conversations with myself.
Sometimes it’s to work out a problem that I’ve been mulling over or to think through solutions for something that’s stressing me out. I plan a lot of work meetings in my head when I’m running and conversations that I need to have, and sometimes it just helps to hear the words out loud.
And on really long runs or during races (like this past weekend), I also yell at myself on my runs. Usually things along the lines of pick up the pace or just grind it out, the finish line is around the corner.
Now before you all start thinking I’m about two steps away from the looney bin, it’s not like I’m actually talking at full volume. Usually I’m just muttering things under my breath that no one else can hear. (Wait, maybe that actually makes me crazier).
Anyone else talk to themselves on runs or is this just a weird thing I do?