Tuesday, July 19, 2016

PR? Puerto Rican Rice? Where is Mine ?

Last spring as I started training for the my first half marathon, Instagram started suggesting other runners to follow. I kept seeing strange abbreviations that made no sense to me... PR, FOMO, AG Placement, Pace, Bib, GPS Watch, BQ, wick away, PF, IT Band, compression socks.... so many words and abbreviations!

Linking up with PattyErika, and Marcia on Running Lingo.



A quick google search explained to me what things where... but I always hoped it was something else...

PR
What I hoped it was - Puerto Rican rice... because I LOVE Puerto Rican Rice more than my Mexican rice. Sadly, there has not been any Puerto Rican rice at any races I've done.

BQ
What I thought It meant -Burger Queen? What does that have to do with running? Breakfast Queen probably... sounds more likely.

I had no idea what AG placement meant, until I got one in a 5K. It was pretty awesome!! And it became a goal to get AG placement at the Kennett run, but it hasn't happened yet.



Also when I started running, I would see pictures of people wearing knee high socks, I had NO IDEA what they were for... but wanted so desperately to have a pair of long knee socks. Until I looked up a pair that I had seen in a popular Blog (that I no longer follow... ) and saw the price! $50 for a pair of socks? what? $50? that's like 2 5K Registrations! A Dinner for my entire family of 3! a Breakfast for me, my son and my sisters! forget it. I don't want fancy knee high compression socks.

The one that makes me laugh the most is that I had no idea that GPS watches existed and what they did. A friend from work told me about it, and at the time it sounded like an amazing luxury to have one! And when I asked for one for Christmas, I didn't really think it was going to happen.... so I almost never take it off.





I can now proudly read this sentence and understand 100% what it means!
 
During my last race my GPS watch told me that I met a new PR,
and I got AG placement! Hopefully one day I'll BQ!

I'm still learning abbreviations and runners lingo... do you have one that is a weird one? one that meant something else, completely different? What is your favorite running word/lingo?

14 comments:

  1. Love this! Especially the "Burger Queen" - that is hilarious! It is funny how much us runners throw around the lingo and acronyms without a second thought, isn't it? I've learned a lot of non-Americans like to use the term "PB" instead of "PR" - and it makes me think of peanut butter. My favorite runner's word is fartlek, LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. I also like balaclavas. =D

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    1. Thank you Emily! PB!! I also associate it with peanut butter !! I love saying fartlek!! Makes me feel look I have a small clue of what i m doing !

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  2. BQ took me awhile to "get", but once I knew what it meant it felt like I had become a different kind of runner. I was a runner who KNEW what a BQ was and what a big deal it was to go after! I can't explain it, but it almost took me out of the "simply recreational" runner category to being a runner who was interested in running outside of just for myself!

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    1. Ali, you bring class and intelligence to my blog! Thank you! I do agree very much with you on BQ, and I didn't realize it until you said it!

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  3. Oh I so love this post Ana! I started running before I got into social media, so fortunately I didn't have to wonder about most of those things. However, there is an abbreviation that one blogger uses and I don't know what it means. For the life of me I can't think of what it is now, but it will come to me I'm sure!

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    1. Meranda, I still find myself looking up abbreviations ! Let me know if you think of it, and we can learn it together.

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  4. I used to think compression socks were SO UGLY but now I don't think so. Kind of like I thought leggings were ugly but now I wear them practically every day in the fall/winter!

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    1. Megan, I think some compression sock designs are pretty funky! I only once almost ordered a pair.

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  5. Haha, this is awesome. Love it!

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  6. For the longest time I couldn't figure out what FOMO meant. And know that I know what it means, I unfortunately know that I get it all too often.

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    1. Kathryn, I am a victim of
      FOMO!! And I also had to look it up twice to remember what it meant.

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  7. I'm constantly having to google things because I'm totally clueless. But those socks? I can't live without the socks for longer races. Totally worth every penny.

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    1. Erika, I belie you that they are worth the money... and how I wish somebody would gift me a pair ! For now the $7 ones will do.

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