So I took our kids to a birthday party this morning, (seriously who has a kid’s birthday at 9:30am on a Sunday; but I digress). Chatting to one of the parents I had a conversation that went something along the lines of…
Parent; so do you watch sports?
Me; no, not really the Tour de France if I can but that’s about it I guess
Parent; oh so you don’t watch soccer…but your British?
Me; no, sorry, I run a bit and ride a road bike
Parent; oh do you race?
Me; yes, not to win though, just to finish
Parent; do you run 10ks then?
Me; no, I like longer races
Me; well I ran a couple of 50kms and a 50 miler earlier this year
Me; and I have just started training for a 100 mile race
Parent; oh…so have you run any marathons?
Me; yes I’ve run a couple, I ran LA last year
Parent; wow, running a marathon, now that’s a long way
Me; um yeah!