Thursday, May 30, 2013

If You Are Reading This...You Might Be a Runner

Posted by CheapRunnerMike

While I was listening to Blue Collar Radio on Sirius the other day Jeff Foxworthy joked, "If you own a home with wheels on it and several cars without, you just might be a redneck". This got me thinking about signs you just might be a runner...

  1. If you dream about running might be a runner
  2. If you arrange your social calendar around your race might be a runner
  3. If you have more pairs of running shoes than pairs of might be a runner
  4. If you can properly pronounce Saucony, Fartlek and might be a runner
  5. If you can remember the date of the Boston Marathon but can't remember your spouse's might be a runner
  6. If you know what day of the week it is based on how many miles you just might be a runner
  7. If this is how you might be a runner
  8. If you have no problem converting kilometres to miles and back to kilometres, but you can't figure out how to split the bill at a might be a (Canadian) runner
  9. If you receive more running magazines in the mail than might be a runner
  10. If you don't think a bib is might be a runner
  11. If you comment on running blogs more than you talk to your might be a runner
  12. If you can list the heel-to-toe drop of the entire New Balance Minimus line but can't list your children's might be a bad father runner
  13. If your idea of high fashion is a new tank from might be a runner
  14. If your sport is your friend's sports' might be a runner
  15. If you refer to landmarks as mile might be a runner
  16. If you hear 'PB' or 'PR' and don't think of peanut butter or public might be a runner
  17. If you refer to Starbucks as your fuelling might be SkinnyChickBlog a runner
  18. If you have an irrational hatred towards might be a runner
  19. If you always spell your buddy Cliff's name with just one 'F' might be a runner
  20. If you started a blog because your friends and family wouldn't listen to you spout off about running might be a runner
  21. If your wardrobe consists of freebie race might be a runner
  22. If you think in minutes per mile (or kilometre) instead of miles per might be a runner
  23. If you go into way too much detail when someone asks how your run might be probably are a runner
  24. If you get angry when someone asks you how your jog might be most definitely are a runner
  25. If you are still reading this might be a runner


What are some other signs that you might be a runner?




  1. Sugar Coated SheridanMay 30, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    lol these are hilarious...Every time I search for something in my garmin and it's less than 20 miles, I think "I could run that" instead of wasting my gas...I think that might qualify you as a runner :)

  2. Haha I'd say that qualifies! We are a sick breed...

  3. OMG this is awesome!! Love the Clif and totally found myself nodding my head to all of them. Awesome list folks!

  4. YES! All fo the above!

  5. Charlotte@CommitnessToFitnessMay 30, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Haha! Love this! I do hate those geese and I think lululemon does count as high fashion... AND I'm a recent convert to Saucony. I just got the kinvara 4 and i feel like I can fly.

  6. I love this!!! I guess that makes me a runner! lol

  7. If you tend to throw a little sprint in across a parking lot.
    If you cross in the middle of the block to avoid crosswalk lights.
    If you sweat in your normal clothes and don't even notice.

  8. Kelsey @ Fueling StrongMay 31, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    I love this!! So true!! I'm pretty sure I can say yes to each one of those.

  9. I love this post! :) I read it all the way through and got to 25 and want more! I'm far from creative when it comes to these things, but heck yes! :)

  10. Thanks is scary how many of these are real and not jokes!

  11. Lucky you Charlotte! I really want to try the Kinvara 4's...I have the 3's and love them.

  12. Yes, if you love this might be a runner ;)

  13. Haha excellent! I'm been guilty of those as well

  14. Thanks Meghan...maybe I'll need to write up part two sometime

  15. If you notice people's calves and thighs more than their faces, the wonder if they're endurance runners or sprinters.... You might be a runner.

    If you get excited about spring because there's less chance of rain and more chance of pretty scenery on your long runs... You might be a runner.

    If you have emergency [socks, shoes, flip flops, deodorant, change of clothes] "just in case you might have a chance to run"... You might be a runner.

    If you go to a sports bar at midnight to watch the summer Olympics marathon, and order only a soda... You might be a runner.

    If you get jealous of people running when you're driving because "they're running right now and I'm not"... You might be a runner.

    If you see someone running at a great pace, and you start analyzing their stride because you want to RUN LIKE THE WIND too... You might be a runner.

    If you hit the weights area in the gym and focus on things like squats, lunges, and deadlifts because you know it'll help fix your weak/sore spots... You might be a runner.

    If you skip a pedicure because they might take off your hard-earned callouses... You might be a runner. (I need those, dang it!)

    If you go 6 months with really short, continuously-poorly-painted-by-you toe nails so you don't have to see your black toe nails before it finally falls off... You are probably a female runner.

  16. Haha very good Tracy! I really like the one about being jealous while driving, very true for me. I always see runners when I'm in the car and I'm like "Awwww...."