I name a lot of my running routes. Doesn't everybody? Well, apparently not, because I follow some running blogs and there's no mention of anything like this, and you'd think they would, because they are all running something like 16 miles all the time.
I've been naming the places I run since I started running at age 14. We were a running family, and it was a kind of shorthand for us. We instantly knew what a person meant when they said they were running Mr. Barry's Ski Trail (so named because we once saw my friend's dad cross country skiing down it), The Bear Road (because the afore-mentioned Mr. Barry had once seen a bear on it while running), and the Dreaded K (a straight, boring country road that was often the last resort when it was too slippery in town).
Since then, I have named running routes all over the country. Sometimes they are named for a person once seen on it (the Murray Route, Tom V's Loop), even if they never traverse it again. Other routes are named for landmarks (Bad Boys goes by a former juvenile detention center; Dammit! is an out- and-back run to a dam).
|Picture from here|
Does anyone else do this?
What other weird thing do you do that you think is normal?
|This trail is part of the Motocross Complex; bears like it too.|