I think we all have little sayings or phrases that we all use that bother one person for one reason or another. I'm absolutely no different. In fact, I was talking with a friend / person I coach about how I hate the term "take a GU". I don't "take" a GU anywhere. I take a dump, I take out the trash, but I EAT a GU. (Other great examples are masseuse, stewardess, and midget.)
As I was reading through the comments, one thing that really struck me was how many people associated "jogging" with a pace or an effort level.
A friend IronChad mentioned about how this might actually be Garmin's fault. Damn corporations. Is there anything that can't screw up?? They actually have pace zones identified in their software that list out what is running vs jogging. (They are HORRIBLY skewed and quite frankly, flat out insulting.). I don't know anyone who can "fast walk" a 13 minute mile, do you???
So, going forward I’m going to really work to take the term “jogging” out of my vocabulary. I’ll take a page from Laura and Lisa and start to call it “run easy”. It still has the same intent of a run that doesn't have a goal necessarily without being unwittingly condescending or demeaning. The world will be a better place, congratulatory nods and high fives will rain down from the heavens, and I won't unwittingly piss off any runners that I might be chatting with.
Today? 5 miles easy run. No pace goal, but it was a solid run non-the-less.
Does anyone else have any other terms that they can't stand that are used pretty frequently by non-runners or by people in general? Or, are you just a GU taking happy go lucky person that doesn't have any annoyances? Feel free to let loose, I've tagged this post with Pet Peeve!