"I'm pretty sure I pulled something in my leg while I was running today, but I had to keep going because I'm in a competition with someone."
"Someone imaginary or someone real?
Sad that I had to ask."
Ah, she knows me so well.
"Well, he's REAL," I responded. "He just doesn't exactly know that we are in a competition. It's some dude I went to high school with who was kind of a jerk to me. He keeps posting his runs on Facebook, so every time he does, I have to run more miles plus faster than he did."
A few minutes later I texted her again.
"Oh great. Now he's started 'liking' my runs on Facebook. I think he's on to me."
ME: "Well, maybe she runs, too, and I can compete with her. Secretly, of course."
Natalie: "NO NO NO!!! Step away! You may not stalk people and run 5ks with them without their knowledge!"
It's sound advice, I guess, but then who would I compete with?