You know you’re a runner when . . .

You own 2 categories of shoes: running shoes and shoes

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You say “lube” with straight face. Same with chafe or fartlek.

You know you’re a runner when . . .

Your bedtime on Friday is earlier than when you were a child

You know you’re a runner when . . .

Similarly, you get up earlier on weekends that you do on weekdays

sleep

You know you’re a runner when . . .

Toenails, the shorter the better.

You know you’re a runner when . . .

What toenails?

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You hear “fuel” and the first thing you think is cliff blocks not burning stove or $2.99 per gallon

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You know who Meb, Dean, Desi, Kara, and Pre are but couldn’t tell the difference between Ariana and Selena. Or if you just thought “who?”

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You know your race times from 5 years ago but no one’s anniversary, birthday, or phone number

You know you’re a runner when . . .

you are excited to see a porta poty

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You see an exit sign on the freeway and think “I could run that”

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You know you’re a runner when . . .

Your training runs have to end on .0 miles, but you’ll run 13.1 or 26.2.

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You say the wolds “have to” before speaking about running in the future

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You are Ok never hearing “run forest run” in a public place again

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You understand a smile or a nod and always look left and right when sneezing

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You swore of running 4 races ago: “I’m never doing this again” again.

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You pick your doctor because he/she is a runner (obviously they just get you)

it's fine

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You don’t “jog”

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You’re invited to something and first thing you think is, “what’s my run that weekend?”

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You know you’re a runner when . . .

You save old crummy clothes for layering and tossing at start lines

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You hear the word “I – T” and think “band”, not the guy at the office who fixes computers

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You use the words “10 miles” and “just” or “only” in the same sentence

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You still wear “bibs” and a baby never even occurred to you

You know you’re a runner when . . .

You are excited for daylight saving time

And last but not least ,

You know you’re a runner when . . .

Tan lines are badges of honor and medals are still pretty cool too.

Happy running gals.

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Your runner friends,

GWR

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