Just thought that I would get the word out there to all you readers (lol!) that I will from now on be recording all my mileage in Kilometers- it was always a slightly uncomfortable thing for me to be talking about “miles” run but my training programmes were always American and therefore always in miles. I would cringe slightly anytime someone would ask me how far I ran and I would say 12 miles and then they would reply, “Miles? Why do you measure in miles?!” and I as a Canadian, would feel slightly ashamed.
I’ve always been a “Zed” verses “Zee” kind of gal, a neighbour over neighbor, theatre over theater and favourite instead of favorite- so I am officially now a 42.2 Kilometer marathon runner rather than a 26.2 mile marathon runner.
The nice thing about kilometers is that it does sound farther- when I mentioned I had gone for my longest run since the race last Friday, 8K- the person laughed and said “ONLY 8 K!! ” as if I was downplaying this great distance I had run. I wonder if they would have been just as impressed if I had said 4.9 miles?