I was thinking about being Wonder Woman for Halloween because I found a cheap costume, but decided against it when I realized how thoroughly unoriginal that is (no offense to any of you who are dressing up as Wonder Woman). Plus, Boyfriend’s Halloween party had a “drunk animals” theme (yeah, I don’t quite get it either). However, I came up with a costume that is original and also fits the theme. I’m going as a Woodchuck, complete with a six pack of my favorite Woodchuck Cider. Of course, in the spirit of Mean Girls, I’m going as a sexy woodchuck… you’d be surprised at all the unlikely “sexy” costumes out there. My solution is to take a lion costume, cut off the tail, and add a mouse nose. Presto – I’m a woodchuck!
Anyway, that complicated lead in was just a really long-winded way to mention superheroes, which are the topic of the week over at Runners’ Lounge for Take It And Run Thursday. This week’s question is, if you could have one running superpower, what would it be?
My first reaction was to say speed, because not only would I like to win some awards, but it’d be nice to finish faster rather than spend my whole day running a marathon! However, since speed was the obvious answer, we were asked to come up with something more creative, so I kept thinking.
I started running as a form of exercise to lose weight, and it’s always frustrating that running makes your appetite increase. As Topher pointed out, even running a marathon only allows you to eat 11 glazed donuts… not as much as you might think (and if you go for my favorite, Bavarian Kreme, you only get 7 to equate the number of calories burned). I would love to have a superpower where running a long distance allowed me to eat anything I wanted that day, and still lose weight. Michael Phelps may complain, but his diet sounds pretty good to me!
Another thing related to speed is that I hate how long it takes me to do a long run on weekends: it takes away my time from reading, watching TV, and catching up on blogs. I’ve tried running on the treadmill and doing some of these things while I run, but it’s really hard to do both, and I usually don’t run my best when I do this. Therefore, I think the coolest superpower would be the ability to stop time when I go for a run. I would LOVE a 27 hour day! How do you manage to squeeze running into your life?
This post was written as a part of Runners’ Lounge’s Take It And Run Thursday, in which runners from all across the running blogging community come together to post about a single topic. This week’s theme was Choose Your Superpower.