Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Running Texting Terms

Many of us runners love to text. For some, it’s a lifeline during a race. For others it’s a way to get picked up on a lonely back country road when you’ve reached mile 18 and can’t go another step (not that I’ve ever been there or anything). Whatever the reason for your texting, we runners need our own terms, don’t you think? Here are just a few I came up with (this is kind of a take off on the texting terms for seniors that I read recently. Hilarious!):

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Got any more running texting terms to add?

Do you text during races or long runs? No. Never. I don’t carry a phone during races. During long runs I have it with me for safety reasons and sometimes take pictures, but that’s it.

SUAR

45 comments:

  1. This is awesome! Thanks for starting to make these universal. We will have them on urban dictionary very soon. One Question: What's the G from in DCGJ?

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    1. Good question...typo! Thanks for pointing that out.

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  2. MGL - My Garmin Lies
    MHRL - My Heart Rate Lies

    These are great, Beth!! Made me smile! :)

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  3. GD…love it! Well, don't love that my Garmin dies regularly, but at least now I have a faster way to text it!

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  4. don't forget NP's.. Nervous Pees... i.e. the numerous visits you have to the porta-potty while waiting for the start of a marathon. Or DFL Dead f*ing last! :>)

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  5. Love it, but I'm the type of old fart that always types out the whole word...

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  6. For us senior runners....

    GSN Got Spare Knee?
    BSW Beat Sag Wagon
    WFO Was Fast Once
    YTYH You Think You Hurt?

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    1. My daughter the editor would catch the typo....GSK...:-)

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    2. Oh, and belated condolences for your loss of Lucky. Thinking of my old dog Chili can still bring me to tears. Unconditional love is rare.

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  7. These are awesome. From now until my dumb leg is healed I'm signing off as IFI. Also, LMAIFI (Leave Me Alone, I'm F*cking Injured)

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  8. DNPP desperately need pussy pickup

    I've texted during runs before, pretty much only when my family was coming out to see me and we couldn't find each other.

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  9. Non runner here...... What does "Just Got Chicked" mean?

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    1. It means you're a guy and just got passed by a girl.

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  10. IM NOT EVEN A RUNNER...and I be laughing :-)

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  11. This is too much to remember, which is why I don't text on the run.

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  12. NBGS(need body glide stat) Guilty of texting while on long slow runs.

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  13. IDA : Idiot Driver Alert
    SWG: Should've Worn Gloves

    I love your list. Had I been texting in my marathon, last weekend, I would've used every. single. one of them. (except FBIB)...and OMGPR. :(

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  14. Not co-ordinated enough to text and run but if I could "GD" would be a great warning text that I am coming home in a crappy mood!

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  15. These are hilarious! Thanks for the laugh. :)

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  16. Ummm... you forgot the.most.important one.

    SUAR!

    :-)

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    1. DUH!! I need to go add that one in. I must be drinking too much eggnog.

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  17. Excellent point. And it’s probably the one most of us need to see/use the most.

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  18. You mentioned camel toe, but what about SEVERE wedges? I was in a 1/2 last month and we were only a minute or two into the race and in front of me there were two ladies with major wedgies. There were a few ladies next to me and one looked at the other and said, "well, that's unfortunate" LMAO.

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  19. I just spit my tea out all over my laptop. thanks.

    and yeah, i need to share this with my boyfriend who obsessively texts me if i don't return home when i say i will. i sometimes go longer than planned ... because i run longer, or because i had to stop to poop.

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    1. Also, i bring my phone for safety (thanks to you!) and I don't text unless I stop for a long period of time. honestly, i'm more apt to hop on instagram and show off the beautiful scenery.

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  20. I've only texted once during a race & that was the 2009 Boston Marathon. I sent "24" to my sister, who was waiting at the finish line, so she would know I was at mile 24 and to expect me 15ish minutes.

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  21. These. Are. Awesome!! I get annoyed when I get a text while running. Hate to stop to read it. I have answered a couple calls though. I can still run when that happens.

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  22. You guys are amazing. I can barely cope with texting when I'm safely seated in a comfortable chair. Walking around a familiar environment (like the house) is right on the edge of my cognative abilities. I cannot comprehend being able to read or write a text while running at any speed. At least not without requiring an ambulance quickly afterward. Maybe this is the first sign of becoming a geezer.

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  23. These are hilarious! I never text while running, although I do text after I finish a race. This year, after completing my first ultra, I texted to my two best friends (who are both runners): hey bitches, I just ran fifty miles and didn't even shit my pants! I guess I could have just texted: HB,IJRFMADESMP!

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  24. Lost Another Toenail haha! My running buddy and i have that exact discussion on a regular basis. We should prob buy better shoes...

    I don't text while running. I'd end up flat on my face if I did! I do carry my phone for safety & mile tracking but it stays strapped to my arm.

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  25. This made me laugh out loud! Love it! I never text or use my phone during races. Only before and after.

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