Friday, August 12, 2011

You Might Be A Runner If...

I was purusing the site RunningintheUSA.com and came across an interesting list...

You Might Be A Runner If...

  1. A 5:30 AM run is a great way to start your day
  2. You find greater joy in spending yoru money on running pparel, shoes, and gear than on a pair of designer jeans, monogrammed purses, or a new polo.
  3. Your daily run is like therapy, or an anti-depressant
  4. Your 'To Do' list reads "1) Run, 2) Everything Else"
  5. Injuries upset you because they keep you from running, not because you have damaged your body
  6. You don't like the idea of a "rest day"
  7. You feel an instant kinship to any runner you pass on the street
  8. You have a list of the races you plan to run for the next 12 months
  9. You ask yourself 'Why did I do this?' the last 5 miles of a marathon and 'When can I do that again?' five minutes after you finish.
  10. Your ipod or mp3 player has a "running" playlist
  11. You rno-runnign friends consider every race you run a "marathon"
  12. While driving, you constantly evaluate the road for it's 'running route potential'
  13. You enjoy the thought that your sport is pure punishment for other "athletes"
  14. You feel better on the second half of your workout
  15. Throughout a race you are constantly calculating your expected finish time
  16. Diets seem preposterous to you ...who wants to give up carbs?!
  17. Five miles is now a 'nice & easy' distance for you
  18. When planning a vacation, you search for local races in the area
  19. 75% of your wardrobe is race t-shirts
  20. It takes you longer to pick a new pair of running shoes than it does a new car
  21. Everyone knows when you haven't been running because you get cranky
  22. You are frequently called "crazy"
  23. Your idea of "winning the lottery" is a race entry instead of $$
  24. It doesn't scare you to drink from a cup some stranger hands you in the middle of the road
  25. A "chip" is an accessory, not a food.
  26. You know how to pronounce "Asics" and "Saucony"
  27. Cotton scares you
  28. You can shower and be dressed in under 10 minutes
  29. You separate laundry into lights, darks, and running gear.
  30. You find yourself stretching while waiting in line at the grocery store
  31. You know which side of the street has shade in the morning versus afternoon
  32. Your legs are tan from mid-thigh to ankle  ...in March
Your additions
  1. A one inch inseam is perfectly acceptable (Chelsea)
  2. You not only know every flavor of gel that GU manufactures but have tried every flavor (Karen)
  3. On more than once occasion you have almost accidentally mistaken your tube of body glide for deodorant (Karen) 
  4. When you hear 'you need to put on some weight' every week from your coworkers.  (Jason)


To read more, submit your own, and vote on those submitted by others, check out the full list HERE.  

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Questions
1.  So... Are you a runner?

2.  Any other good runner qualities they've missed on this list?


Stay fit.  Stay healthy.  Stay safe. 

13 comments:

SupermomE12 said...

LOVE THIS! and just about every one of them are true for me. Too funny! :)

Chelsea said...

I love this more than I can possibly say! How about you might be a runner if you think one inch is a completely acceptable inseam.

Erika said...

That is a riot!!

Tri-Living said...

That was awesome and soo true! There needs to be one about all the race shirts a runner owns!

Coy Martinez said...

Holy shiz! I'm all of those things. We're a psychiatrists dream come true. Runners!

Karen said...

LOVE this... I would also say you know you are a runner :

1. if you not only know every flavor of gel that GU manufactures but have tried every flavor.
2. if on more than once occasion you have almost accidentally mistaken your tube of body glide for deodorant.

Meg O @watchmegorun said...

I've seen this before. I love this list. So fun!

Chris @ Heavy Steps said...

I am guilty for almost all of these. nice find!

Runners Fuel said...

Love them!! I agree with most of the list!

Aimee said...

That list is awesome and soooo true!!

Matt said...

too funny!!

Colleen said...

Fantastic! I love this list and said "yup" to all of them! :)

OzarkTri said...

... when you hear 'you need to put on some weight' every week from your coworkers.