We’ve all heard it. Maybe it’s been a while, like since second grade, but at one point in our lives we’ve heard one male human say to another male human, “dude you run like a girl” or “dude, stop being such a girl.” It’s just what those silly boys say sometimes, right?
And one of those silly boys was featured as yesterday’s Letsrun.com quote of the day. After breaking the collegiate mile record, the University of Tulsa’s Chris O’Hare spoke thusly:
You’re having an argument with either side of your brain. This side is like, “I’m tired. I want to stop.” And then this side is like, “Look what you’d be giving up if you gave up right now, all the things you could achieve. Why are you thinking like that?” So in a split second, about 5 strides, you’ve gone from “I’m really tired,” to “What the hell are you thinking? Get on it! Stop being a girl and go!“
Naturally, we at Salty Running have something to say about this.
You might think we’re winding up and ready to pop ol’ Chris O’Hare in the nose, but you’d be wrong. In fact, here are the 5 reasons we think it was wise for Chris to stop being a girl – the 5 reasons being a girl might have prevented Chris from achieving his goal.
1. What if there was a bug on the track?
2. Or a mouse?
3. Or a mirror?
4. A cute guy?
5. Or the extra tampon fell out of the key pocket of his shorts?
So there you have it. Chris was very smart for being the opposite of one of those pesky girls. Well done, Chris and congrats on your record breaking!
Are you offended by Chris O’Hare’s quote? Any other reasons he was wise to quit being a girl we missed?