26 Things A Race Walker Would Never Say

1.

“What’s a DQ?”

2.

“Of COURSE race walking and power walking are the same thing!”

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“I hate having knees that hyperextend. It’s such a disadvantage when it comes to staying legal!”

4.

“Coach, I want to lose contact more often!”

5.

“I love chafing.”

6.

“Uneven, potholed and bumpy roads are great for training.”

7.

“My calves are so small.”

8.

“YES! I got a call for bent knee!”

9.

“Who’s Maria Michta?”

10.

“There’s never any good racewalkers from Long Island.”

11.

“I never knew racewalking was an Olympic sport!”

12.

“Disqualified for lifting?” *looks confused* “Um… you mean race walkers can’t lift weights?”

13.

“Race walking hurts much less than running!”

14.

“I’ve NEVER seen a yellow paddle.”

15.

“What does that squiggly mean?”

16.

“My non-racewalking friends ALWAYS keep up with me when we’re walking places.”

17.

“I never get yelled at for walking too fast.”

18.

“No, of course I don’t have a track meet. Or a road race. Of course I have free time! Yeah, I’ll be there!”

19.

“I didn’t PR but I don’t care!”

20.

“Everyone thinks race walking looks totally normal.”

21.

“I never get calf pain.

22.

“My shins feel amazing today!”

23.

“I always train on dirt trails.”

24.

“I never get catcalled while training.”

25.

“Nope, nobody’s ever made comments about songs like “Walk it Out” to me.”

26.

“Yaaaaaas, I got a red paddle in the last 100 of a 5k.” TC mark

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