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You Know Your A Runner When….

Runners share a special bond and sometimes have traits, habits, or idiosyncrasies that only other runners understands.  You may be able to relate to or appreciate some of these descriptions.

  • you’re excited for your birthday because it means you’ll be in a new age group at road races.
  • you know exactly one mile from your front door is (in any direction)
  • your runs are sometimes longer than your commute to work.
  • at least one of your web site username or email address has the word “run” or “runner” in it.
  • your first thought when you look at the weekly weather forecast is “When can I fit in my runs?”
  • you have more running cloths than regular clothes in your laundry pile
  • you’ve lost a toenail and you tell people, It’s not that bad’
  • you smirk when non-runners ask you, “So how long is a marathon?”
  • you have a drawer full of medals and other race souvenirs that you’re not sure what to do with.
  • you to into Starbucks more often to use the bathroom than to actually buy coffee.
  • you no longer make fun of fanny packs because your running belt looks very similar (but cooler of course) to one.
  • you’ve used an old race T- shirt to wash your car, dust furniture, or clean something else.
  • your treadmill has more miles on it than your car.
  • you get an invitation to a wedding and you automatically think about what race th date will conflict with.
  • you give directions to people and can tell then how far to the tenth of a mile the turn is.

Runners are considered strange by most people.  After all how many like putting their body through what we do.  Things that we take for granted, or naturally do others are sure to think we are crazy.


2 Responses

  1. Yup. exactly the way I feel. I have a few of those old race t shirts around.

  2. I can identify with about 90% of these! So funny and true.

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