Oh Catty alert! This Post Is Entirely Catty, and not very nice but I just gotta say something…and this is my blog so it’s a good place to share right? But I preface this with I KNOW THIS is CATTY.
I’ve joined a few different runner groups on Facebook. You know…where we can all grouse about toenails, or speed work, etc. I enjoy doing that.
Recently there a young lady started to post on the group. She was posting a lot, so I noticed her. She also kind of has the hallmarks of a new runner, I could tell by the questions she was asking.
She ran a half marathon recently and poster her time as 2 hours10 minutes. That’s an OK time. Nothing to really write home about. I told her Congratulations!
Today… she posted that she ran a 5K in 17 min and 45 seconds.
If you are a runner, you know that is SMOKING fast. And you also know that someone who runs a 5K in that amount of time should be posting about a 1:30 half marathon or a 1:50 at the least.
So being that I am a catty pain in the neck…I googled her race finish time for her half marathon.
2 hours 43 minutes. So. She isn’t running that fast.
I can tell she has not realized that race finish times are kind of public record. I just cant figure out what the motivation is to lie about this. Running kind of bites you in the ASS, if you lie about it. you can talk about going fast and being strong, and then one day someone wants to run with you, so you had better have been fairly honest.
I am tempted to out her, except that seems too catty. I’m tempted to email the group administrator and again that seems too catty. I find this in a lot of ways HI-larious….because I can not see what someone gets from lying about times on Facebook! I never post times good or bad, I just write that I finished and had a good race. (or that I had a bad race.) So amused and bemused by this. Thing is if I do share, I will look like I’m being a jerk…. so wish I had someone to giggle with this over.