Thursday, October 25, 2007

You Might Be a Runner If...

...You cried more when they discontinued your favorite running shoe than you cried when your last boyfriend broke up with you.

...You have pictures of yourself wearing a plastic bag....multiple pictures...not from the same day

...Your running gear is worth more money than everything else in your closet

...Your friends say they need to train before they can run with you

...You refer to food as "fuel"

...You talk about going for an "easy ten" and people look at you and say, "Ten minutes?".

...You double knot all of your shoes...purely out of habit

...You have tried pretty much every granola, protein, and energy bar out there

...You have a pair of running shoes in the trunk of your car...just in case.

...A gym membership is not an optional financial purchase. It's a neccessity.

...When you arrive at a friend's house for the first time, the first thing you comment on is what a great neighborhood they have to run in.

...You try a new running route and can't wait to get home and get in your car to clock how far you went (even though you can pretty much guess it within 1/10 of a mile)

..You will not stay in a hotel than does not have a good fitness center. (Hey, if it rains, I've got to have options!)

...You know at least 47 ways to prepare oatmeal

..You buy a dog based on his ability to run at your pace.

...The word "fartlek" doesn't make you giggle like a 12-year-old.

...You know which color nail polish best disguises the fact that you don't neccessarily have 10 toenails

...You have literally "run" errands before

...You think a 4-mile walk or a Pilates class is a great way to rest on recovery days

...After you run, you take the phrase, "Wow, you're gross" as a compliment

...You don't have to ask, "Dean who?"

...You have started a conversation with a complete stranger because you can tell from their calves that they are a runner

...Your friends always know if they buy you something that says "Nike" for Christmas, you'll light up more than the Christmas tree

...When someone introduces you, they always follow your name with "who runs marathons" or "who ran twelve miles already this morning"

...BioFreeze has its own special spot in your medicine cabinet

...You keep running out of ponytail holders (Yes...pun intended)

...You would consider trading the diamond tennis bracelet you got for your birthday for a treadmill at home

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