Last I checked, the word marathon is actually DEFINED as being 26.2 miles. But I mean...definitions are open for interpretation, right?

Overheard In Central Park

Date: March 11, 2013 at 6:48 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 52

The scene: A bustling Central Park on Saturday morning. The sun is shining and temperatures are hovering in the 40s. Runners are flooding the paths (and taking over the bike lanes — come on runners, wise up and move in or don’t complain about the riders!) and cyclists are speeding by.

As I cruise (crawl) around the southeast corner of the park and begin to head north, I overhear — even over the blasting volume coming from my old-school Sony headphones — two very excitable women on the run having what seems to be a heated conversation.

“Runners are so snotty!” the runner woman on the outside says.

Inside woman does not respond.

Ali slows her power crawl to a normal crawl, taps down the volume of the Beyoncé and decides to do a bit of investigative eavesdropping.

“Everyone’s like, ‘A marathon is only a marathon if it’s 26 miles!’ Since when? A marathon is a marathon, whether it’s a 5K or a loop of Central Park! People think it’s about the distance, not the work you put into it.”

Last I checked, the word marathon is actually DEFINED as being 26.2 miles. But I mean...definitions are open for interpretation, right?

Last I checked, the word marathon is actually DEFINED as being 26.2 miles. But I mean…definitions are open for interpretation, right?

Ali smiles and picks it back up to a power crawl.

She’s got a marathon to finish up, after all.

Happy Monday! I hope you all had awesome marathons this weekend!

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