Well, the same applies to running! Or in our case, cycling and running.
The other day while Mike and I were getting ready to leave Wegmans (the local grocery store), Mike said "look a runner". And sure enough, there he was across the street running to his heart's content (or so I hope he was).
If you think that was the only time we mentioned the existence of a fellow runner, oh how wrong you are!
We are constantly pointing out runners (and cyclists) that we see on the roads. We don't really do it with swimmers, though, since you don't often see people getting their swim on in Lake Ontario. Pointing out a swimmer at the pool would be quite ridiculous even for us (but I do point out the other triathletes there)!
When we see these other runners and cyclists, I have to stop and wonder if they love it just as much as we do! When I see them with hydration belts and dri-fit gear I have an inkling that they do. I feel a kinship with them because we love the same thing!
It doesn't stop with seeing things related to running, though. Whenever I hear something about running (or triathlons) I have to stop and listen.
Last weekend I went to my friend's birthday party and one of her other friends, who I had never met before, was talking about "5Ks" and "track" and "cross country" and I had to listen up!
And just today while I was in class with another interpreter (we call it "teaming"), he mentioned that his brother competed in an Ironman and even knew that Lake Placid was the most competitive one to get into!
I think that running and triathlons are becoming popular topics nowadays because they are recognized as actual sports. As they should be!
Case in point, four of our favorite shows in the last two weeks have had running related themes. Maybe you saw the "Rules of Engagement", "New Girl", "Up All Night" and "Mike & Molly" episodes too? I especially like how it took Jess and CeCe from "New Girl" 3 hours to "run" a 10K.
This lifestyle is on my mind all day, every day and I'm perfectly fine with that!
Or bike, or swim
Tell me we're not the one ones who do this!