Friday, February 09, 2007

You Know You're A Runner When..................

-you wear a black, plastic sports watch with your dress clothes.

- you can remember a time from a race 4 years ago, but you can't
remember your friend's birthdays.

-Your heart rate is below 50 and you are not dying.

-You know how many grams of carbs there are in a banana.

-You can name a person from Namibia, Djibouti and Zimbabwe.

-you are embarrassed to wear sandals because of your hideous sock tan.

- you are not embarrassed to show someone where your hamstring "really" hurts.

-you have hundreds of safety pins scattered around your house

-you enjoy running in the rain

-you double knot all your shoes out of habit

-you have a watch tan that never goes away

-you feel naked without your stop-watch on

-when pasta is the only food you'll eat two nights before a race

-when you try to convince people to run a 5k because it's "only" 3 miles

-when your friends think they need to practice more before they can run with you

-You shower about 12 times a week

-Your tan line is just above your ankles

-your toenails are black.

-your shoes have more miles on them than your car does.

-people say, "You run three miles...at once?"

-all your socks are either stained or torn.

-you can spit while running.

-you go to a golf course to run.

-you finish the race looking like you wrestled a bear and you don't care.

-your temper is shorter that the distance that you ran.

-you combine phrases like "10 mile run" and "Easy Run" in the same breath.

-you can eat your weight in spaghetti.

-your highest heels are your training shoes.

-you debate the advantages of anti-perspirant vs. deodorant.

-you spend more on training clothes than school clothes.

-your Christmas list includes more than one pair of running shoes.

-your chest is as flat as your back.

-you feel lost without your water-bottle.

-you can see your ribs through your shirt.

-you enjoy running hills.

-you see a skinny person on the street and immediately look at their shoes.

-you meet an old teammate and can't remember their name but remember
their mile time.

-your favorite food group is carbohydrates.

-you are always hungry.

-your weekends are shot.

-you can sharpen an axe blade on your calves.

-you can count all your ribs.

-you own spandex in more than 1 color.

-your running tights are baggy

-"Chariots of Fire" is actually entertaining to you.

-your watch is more expensive and complicated than your car.

-Runner's World provides more pin-ups than Playboy

-you know as many kinds of pain as Eskimos have words for snow.

-you don't know what an "off-season" means.

-you have stress fractures.

-you find yourself saying, "it's not really a hill..."

-while everyone is sleeping you are up running, and while everyone is
awake you are sleeping

-you have 3% or less body fat

-there's nothing like intervals to start the week off fresh!!

-more than half the people you know don't know what X-C is

-you can't go a day without some little brat saying run forest run

-you wear skimpier clothes than Madonna

-you always win in your sleep but never in a real race

-a 12 mile run is an easy day.


(With thanks to Runners World)