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 shoes...you might be a runner
  2. If you arrange your social calendar around your race schedule...you might be a runner
  3. If you have more pairs of running shoes than pairs of pants...you might be a runner
  4. If you can properly pronounce Saucony, Fartlek and Nuun...you might be a runner
  5. If you can remember the date of the Boston Marathon but can't remember your spouse's birthday...you might be a runner
  6. If you know what day of the week it is based on how many miles you just ran...you might be a runner
  7. If this is how you roll...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 restaurant...you might be a (Canadian) runner
  9. If you receive more running magazines in the mail than bills...you might be a runner
  10. If you don't think a bib is baby-apparel...you might be a runner
  11. If you comment on running blogs more than you talk to your family...you 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 teachers...you might be a bad father runner
  13. If your idea of high fashion is a new tank from Lululemon...you might be a runner
  14. If your sport is your friend's sports' punishment...you might be a runner
  15. If you refer to landmarks as mile markers...you might be a runner
  16. If you hear 'PB' or 'PR' and don't think of peanut butter or public relations...you might be a runner
  17. If you refer to Starbucks as your fuelling station...you might be SkinnyChickBlog a runner
  18. If you have an irrational hatred towards geese...you might be a runner
  19. If you always spell your buddy Cliff's name with just one 'F'...you might be a runner
  20. If you started a blog because your friends and family wouldn't listen to you spout off about running anymore...you might be a runner
  21. If your wardrobe consists of freebie race shirts..you might be a runner
  22. If you think in minutes per mile (or kilometre) instead of miles per hour...you might be a runner
  23. If you go into way too much detail when someone asks how your run went...you might be probably are a runner
  24. If you get angry when someone asks you how your jog went...you might be most definitely are a runner
  25. If you are still reading this post...you might be a runner

 

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

 

 

18 comments:

  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 :)

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

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

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  4. YES! All fo the above!

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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! :)

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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...."

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