Wednesday, May 14, 2014

You Might Be a Runner If...

I'm finding these to be insanely true (like 95% of them) and thought I'd share! What resonates with you most? :)

You might be a runner if...

• you're always hungry.
• you know how to take a cup of water from a water stop without choking on it or spilling it all over yourself.
• at least one of your web site usernames or email addresses has the word "run" or "runner" in it.
• you get an invitation to a wedding and you automatically think about what race the date will conflict with.
• you have dreams about showing up to a race late or not wearing any clothes.
• you're not embarrassed to wear spandex.
• you have a drawer full of medals and other race souvenirs that you're not sure what to do with.
• you go into Starbucks more often to use the bathroom than to actually buy coffee.
• you no longer make fun of fanny packs because yourrunning belt looks very similar (although cooler) to one.
• you have a line in your budget for "race entry fees/race travel".
• you've used an old race T-shirt to wash your car, dust furniture, or clean something else.
• your first thought when you look at the weekly weather forecast is, "When can I fit in my runs?"
• you have more running clothes than regular clothes in your laundry pile.
• you've lost a toenail. And you tell people, "It's not that bad."
• you wear your running watch even when you're not running. ("It matches, right?")
• you've had your running shoes for three months and you know it's already time to replace them.
• you spend more time researching running routes than local restaurants when traveling to a new city.
• you know where exactly one mile from your front door is (in any direction).
• you know how to correctly spell and pronounce plantar fasciitis.
• you own more pairs of running socks than dress socks.
• you have more fun shopping for running clothes than you do non-running clothes.
• when you hear PR, you automatically think "personal record", not "public relations".
• you have running clothes and an extra pair of running shoes in your car, "just in case."
• your holiday wish list can be fulfilled at any running or sporting goods store.
• one of the first things people ask you when they haven't seen you in a while is, "What race are you training for now?"
• your Facebook or Twitter updates frequently involve running.
• your only recent photos of you alone are race photos.
• you always have your next race on the calendar.
• you get jealous when you're driving in your car and pass runners.
• you spent more timing researching a running watch than you did your car.
• you want to either cry or punch your doctor in the face when he tells you that you can't run for two weeks.
• your first question to your doctor is, "When can I run again?"
• you get excited when the race swag is a technical fabric (not cotton) T-shirt.
• when someone passes you during a training run, you assume they're running a shorter distance than you are.
• you have a mental list of comments you hate hearing from non-runners.
• when you hear the word "bib", you think about a race number, not a baby.
• you spend more money on running clothes than work or casual clothes.


  1. you have a mental list of comments you hate hearing from non-runners

    I think my favorite of these is "How long is your marathon?". GAH.

    1. Haha, yes! Or "Did you win?" #grumble