Have you ever done a fartlek? Or a LSD? DNFed a race? Or basically DNS? Or maybe you got the honor of coming in DFL. (If that happens at Mainly Marathons, you get a caboose, so it’s not a bad thing.)
Don’t have a clue what I’m talking about? Well, then you need to read all the Tuesdays on the Run posts today because we are talking about Runner Slang. All of the above words are pretty commonly used by runners, but what other fun terms do you have?
Two of my favorites are BAMR (Bad Ass Mother Runner) and GBA (Galactically Bad Ass, coined by my friend Ginny). Why? Because so many of my runner friends truly are GBA. They juggle a billion responsibilities, yet they are still out there running crazy miles to train for fall marathons. And those that are managing to get their miles in during the current heatwave? Absolutely BAMR.
I know that there are tons of other cool slang words out there, but I’m old and tired, so you’ll have to help me out. What are your favorite current words?
And what would you call a skirt that doubles as a beer holder???