You know your a RUNNER when.......

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19/01/2011 at 11:47

Your body aches all the time but all you can think about is your next run

You know your a RUNNER when....... your always hungry

You know your a RUNNER when.......you know exactly 1 mile from your front door in any direction

You know your a RUNNER when.......the most expensive thing you own is your running shoes and your top of the range Garmin 

feel free to add your comments.have a great day everybody..

19/01/2011 at 11:56
1. You know how many miles there are in a marathon.
2. Your weekly mileage is how much you run, not your commute to work.
3. You know how many miles you get out of a pair of running shoes.
4. You can convert Kilometers to Miles in your head
5. You measure your running route in your car to get the exact mileage
6. When someone tells you their age, you automatically know their Boston/VLM qualifying time.
7. You know Grandma's as the route from Two Harbors to Duluth, not the person.
8. You can drink, blow your nose and pee on the run.
9. The problem with the treadmill is there's no place to spit.
10. You have less than ten toenails and that's normal for you.
11. Body Glide is your friend.
12. Ibuprofen is affectionately known as "Vitamin I".
13. Navigating walkers, dogs and baby strollers annoys you because it interrupts your pace.
14. When you participate in an organized event, you know not to run in your race t-shirt.
15. You have a favorite energy gel and flavor.
16. The "Picasso" above your fireplace is last year's TCM poster.
17. You have pre and post race rituals.
18. The journal you keep is in miles and pace not feelings or thoughts.
19. When you look at the weather conditions, you calculate how many layers to wear.
20. The pride you feel after a good run is worth the pain it took to get there.
21. You have more t-shirts than you could possibly wear.
22. When you hear the word "bib", you think of race numbers not babies and Gerber food.
23. The "no carbohydrate diet" does not apply to you.
24. You know that Fartlek is not vulgar terminology.
25. A hill is an opportunity just waiting to be challenged.
26. You know the phrase "you're almost there" only applies when the finish line is in sight.
27. Your vacation destination is determined by your race schedule.
28. When asked how your jog was, you are offended!
29. 'Have you ever run a marathon' is an annoying question.
30. Chaffing and blisters are acceptable.
31. You sometimes dream about running and are annoyed when you can't pick up the pace
32. When you are willing to give up your weekly lie-in to go to a race instead
33. You will happily spend £15 on a pair of special socks
34. When people say "Are you training for the Marathon?" and you have to ask "Which one?"
35. When trying on shoes is a lot more than a trot up and down JJB.
36. When you can tell straight away if a treadmill is calibrated realistically
37. when someone says how far today and you say ''only short 6miles today'
38. Colleagues look at you warily on Monday "How many did you do on Sunday?"
39. ''You went running in this?''
40. It's perfectly acceptable for a grown man to have a large pot of vaseline in their possesion.
41. Anything over £10 for regular shoes or clothing items that you'll wear for years is 'a rip-off', but £80+ for a pair of running shoes that will last a few months is perfectly acceptable.
42. When watching a girl on the treadmill in the gym you are admiring her form rather than her arse.
43. When you find some safety pins and get excited if there are four of them.
44. When you keep safety pins with your running kit and not with the rest of the stationery.
45. You go to book a B&B for the night before a race but always check first that they will make you porridge for brekkie and give you a late check out so you can come back for a shower after the race.
46. Whenever you go on holiday you check to see if there is a race you could do whilst there.
47. When someone says "i did the great north run last year" and you're bursting to ask "what time did you do".
48. When you have an arguement with the checkout girl in Tesco because only selling 16 Ibuprofen at a time is a stupid rule.
49. You know which shops sell Ibuprofen in boxes of 96.
19/01/2011 at 11:56
Continued...

50. You are on first name terms with the local pharmacist.
51. When someone asks you if you've "ever thought about going in for the Olympics."
52. You shout at the TV when they leave a 5k track race half way through to cover some bloke doing the shot putt
53. Your family knows to buy your Xmas gifts from an online running shop
54. You can't be bothered with getting online at 9am to get Take That tickets, but you will be online at 9am tomorrow to enter that race that sells out in a day.
55. You've stopped reading Runners' World.
56. The Kilomathon stops being a great novel idea and turns into a massive rip-off
57. You pick up a copy of Runners World and realise that you have read the same articles before - several times, over several decades.?
19/01/2011 at 12:07

The first thing you do with a new calendar or diary is write in race dates so OH knows not to book anything else.

When injured an important question that has to be asked to the doc/fizz/etc - can I still do any training?

19/01/2011 at 12:09
I had to chuckle at No. 43... I found 4 safety pins in the bottom of my handbag... I'd obviously been away for the weekend at a race and bobbed them in there when checking the hotel room for anything I'd forgotten...
19/01/2011 at 12:16

Feck me  Duckintor,you really need to get out more! .

But seriously some funny stuff in there. my fav is no.52.  i always do that.and it fecks me off when they keep switching to the field events..

19/01/2011 at 12:18

58. You hobble up the stairs on your hands and knees - ALL the time

59. It gets to 3.00pm at work and you think - YES - only 1 hour 30 minutes to go 'til hometime - that's like when I've only got a mile and a half to go when I'm running - how easy is that

60. 90% of your food cupboard consists of pasta, bread and potatoes - and the other cupboards are filled with ibuprofen, volterol gel, safety pins, jelly beans...

61. You can't wait 'til payday to secure your place in important races, buy new gear and double up on shoes you won't need for another 500 miles

62. You annoy all your friends on Facebook by syncing your Garmin/Nike+ so that it updates your status with your distance each time you run

63. You seriously consider anger management classes after not being able to get on the treadmill at the gym 'cause people are on there WALKING

64. You make a race calendar at the start of the year instead of bothering with boring resolutions

65. You have a tin of Mars bars/other seriously fattening snacks for when you've just finished a gruelling training session/race

66. You wear ballet pumps to work 99% of the time in case you mess up your gait in silly heels

67. You shower with your gear

68. You hear the word 'run' in a sentence - even if it's totally out of context - and completely zone out and start thinking about your next session

69. You go out with two different running shoes on to test the frost on the road and see which offers best grip and then wait 30 minutes staring out the window for the sun to thaw it anyway

70. You get away with buying gear made for 9-10 year olds 'cause running has given you the frame of a gnome

71. All the literature around your house is connected to running - running books on the book case, fliers about new running shops/gyms opening/discounts off online running retailers, race numbers, old trail magazine on the bathroom floor..

72. You instinctively know where all the potholes in the pavement are and the distance between lamp posts

73. You own more high-vis gear than a traffic engineer

74. You spend half the day at work on RW

75. You wish you were a man so you could go out at midnight and run through the forests on your own  

19/01/2011 at 12:20
Heh, they're more a correlation from a few months of finding the odd one here and there. I also got quite a few from Fetch.

I'd have to say 4, 29, 47 & 57 are pretty true for me.

Edit: And 62....
Edited: 19/01/2011 at 12:21
19/01/2011 at 12:25

Fantastic!  you missed out.most of your facebook posts mention  the words.RUN or RUNNER or racing !

19/01/2011 at 12:31
76. You rarely wear underwear anymore 'cause you've got so used to how liberating it feels without it under your gear
PSC    pirate
19/01/2011 at 12:32

I love this topic - it keeps popping up and keeps me chuckling! 

76: you own more trainers than shoes
77: you wear a sports watch all the time
78: you have a gold/platinum account with wiggle
77: all your favourites/last looked at items on Amazon are running/sport related
78: you stock imodium in the cupboard in the bathroom
79: you like the smell of deep heat
80: your music is sorted into running songs/non-running songs

etc

19/01/2011 at 12:32
81 you know your WAVA.
Edited: 19/01/2011 at 12:34
PSC    pirate
19/01/2011 at 12:33
Devoted2Distance wrote (see)
76. You rarely wear underwear anymore 'cause you've got so used to how liberating it feels without it under your gear

oooooer missus!

19/01/2011 at 12:36
You come on here quite often !
PSC    pirate
19/01/2011 at 12:39
Perhaps I should hide the number of posts I've done over the last x years - it's getting embarrassing!
19/01/2011 at 12:43
I would if I were you
19/01/2011 at 12:44
81. When it snows and others are flocking to the supermarkets to stock up on tinned goods, you can be found in your local Homebase/Wickes/B&Q stocking up on screws to shove in the bottom of your shoes
19/01/2011 at 12:45
Love "the problem with the treadmill is theres no place to spit" I think this every time i have to do a tready run!!
19/01/2011 at 12:47

No. 70 - I ordered an age 9-10 Nike top on-line by mistake!  I had worn it twice before I realised!

19/01/2011 at 12:48

If you go away for work or on holiday you firstly find out where the nearest gym is or what the best route to go for a run is before you've even checked in or looked at the beach!

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