05 October 2013

You know you're a runner when...


* You jump straight from bed into your running shoes

* Half of your laundry is running clothes

* You know the exact mark of a mile in any direction from your front door

* Your friends automatically include "How far are you running?" when asking about your weekend plans

* You get jealous when you're driving in your car and pass runners

* You get up earlier to run on the weekend than you do for work

* When your trainer tells you to run less, you groan

* The words "It's only four six TEN miles" come out of your mouth

* You are bummed on "recovery days" when you aren't scheduled to run

* You crave Power Bars

* Your Amazon wish list consists of running shoes, sports bras, nice socks, running tights, hydration systems and iPod arm bands

* Your toenails turn black

* You burn through a pair of running shoes every three months

* You run more than 100 miles a month

* You have a race scheduled every month all summer long 

*All your social events have to be scheduled around your runs/races

*You see a sign on the highway telling you how many miles away an exit is and you think "i could run that!"

*You can run 10 miles nonstop and still feel out of shape

*You see 50 degrees and overcast for the weather prediction and think "It's going to be perfect weather!"

This morning i woke up at 5:00am. When i couldn't go back to sleep, i decided to just go running. And i found myself in 24* weather at 5:30 on Saturday morning, running six miles under the stars. i finished before the sun even thought about rising. i never thought i would ever be able to say that.

i never thought i would ever call myself a runner...but all of the above statements are true.
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