Shenanigans is another tough Wednesday Word for me! We’re on a roll with the tough words lately.
I’m sure a lot of runners would be able to easily come up with the shenanigans they’ve pulled during running. I am a rather serious person, I’m afraid. I think I can be fun, but I really don’t get up to a lot of shenanigans — in life or in running.
I definitely can’t think of an instance for the first definition of shenanigans:
A devious trick used especially for an underhanded purpose
I definitely like to think of myself as a kind, fair person, so no, I don’t like to play tricks on other people, devious or not.
And then there’s this definition for shenanigans:
Tricky or questionable practices or conduct
The closest I think I come to that definition would be my weigh-ins, although I wouldn’t call them questionable practices.
Most of you weigh yourself first thing in the morning, generally naked, right? They kind of frown on that at Weight Watchers.
So I will usually have had breakast, and drunk 2 glasses of water and 2 glasses of tea before my weigh in. On the first weigh in of the month, I will typically wear my lightest clothes and only have 1 glass of tea, but I still do everything else the same. Because I don’t want to pay!
Not really a shenanigan, but I’m trying here.
And last there’s this definition:
High spirited or mischievous activity
I am certainly high spirited after a run — mostly — nothing quite like that runner’s high. Even if I’m tired, I’m also wired and bubbly and chatty after a run.
I guess I don’t particularly like being tricked, and therefore I don’t like to trick other people. That’s part of being gracious, right?
About the only shenanigans I can think of that I get up to after a run are funny poses, or smiling for the photographer when I feel like doing anything but smile.
I’m looking forward to hearing about the sorts of shenanigans you get up to. I know this post was a bit on the weak side, hopefully I’ll make up for it with the next few posts!
What sort of shenanigans do you get up to on the run?