Top Excuses

Top Excuses

 

We always ask our participants for their best excuse(s) for not winning our race. Below is a sampling of the excuses we’ve received: We’d love to add your excuse (if it’s good enough) to the list. Send your excuse to rich@capitalroadrace.com. If your excuse really cracks up the race director, you’ll receive a complimentary entry to this year’s event.

 

* I wore myself out doing a warm up.

* Decaf coffee.

* Serious bottleneck at the water station.

* Pre-race “donut challenge” – not a good idea.

* Two words: nipple chafe.

* My shorts kept riding up.

* I forgot my sports bra!

* I was too rested.

*I have a teenage daughter.

* My training’s been as shaky as a Polaroid picture.

* Couldn’t decide; race, or bowling?

* So many K’s.  So little time.

* I didn’t run the tangents.

* I have slow parents.

*I was leading and went off course.

*Anyway, who needs trophies?

*Because I’m nine months pregnant.

* I don’t run fast.

* I was still in the porta potty when the gun went off.

* I was too busy talking.

* I don’t compete, I just complete.

* I was having hot flashes.

* I dropped my water bottle.

* I entered late and didn’t have time to taper properly.

* If you win you have to sit around and wait for everyone else.

* My shoelace came untied.

* My dog ate my bib.

* I’m not good at short distances.

* I used all my energy to lead the pack for the first half.

* I was pushing a stroller.

* I got lost and didn’t want to ask for directions.

* My mom raised me to be polite and let all the ladies go first.

* I’m not used to running without the cops chasing me.

* I took the road less traveled…. and that has made all the difference.

* I didn’t want to give anyone low self-esteem.

* I forgot to shave my legs.

* I was teaching my kid a lesson in sportsmanship.

* My Chi wasn’t flowing right.

* Nice guys finish last.

* There was a rock in my shoe.

* I needed a goal for next year.

* I didn’t think winning would be good for my image.

* I wasn’t wearing my lucky socks.

* I didn’t eat my Wheaties.

* I thought I had to stop at the stop signs.

* My dog ate the race packet.

* Stayed up all night playing xbox.

* I have a vision problem – I can’t see any reason to get up that early.

* Too many fast women…story of my life.

* I was taking pictures of the kid’s race and forgot to warm up.

 

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