I’ve probably done a post like this in the past but it seems fitting to do another edition since I’ve had a few more “You know you’re a runner when” experiences lately
You know you’re a runner when… you get serious marathon completion envy every weekend! Every time I see things on Facebook, Twitter or online recapping a marathon from the previous weekend, I am so excited for my marathon in 3ish weeks. But then I realize I actually have to run 26.2 miles first
You know you’re a runner when… you walk like a 90 year old for a day or so after a long run. (Maybe this is just me after my run Saturday?!)
You know you’re a runner when… you have a permanent running tank and running shorts tan.
You know you’re a runner when… you look at your credit card bill and it is 95% race registration fees, new shoes, running accessories or Gu.
You know you’re a runner when… you’re actually semi-excited to get up early on a Saturday morning to run for hours!
You know you’re a runner when…you find a random packet of Gu in your purse.
You know you’re a runner when…you have a constant countdown going in your head until your next race(s)… 4 days and 18 days!
You know you’re not a marathon runner yet when… you’ve been in taper mode for 4 out of the past 5 weeks and have 2 more to go until race day?!
And I suppose you know you’re a runner when… your very first marathon gets cancelled on you after the half way point and you sign up for another because you just can’t stand the thought of NOT subjecting yourself to a full 5ish hours of
I may not be a fast runner or even a very well disciplined one but when I catch myself thinking certain things or doing certain things, there really is no doubt in my mind that I qualify as a runner… at least sort of Whether that is a good thing or bad thing I am not so sure…
And as Bart Yasso says “I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.”