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this is going to sound very weird...
...you find yourself in the bathroom of a greyhound bus, on your way home from a marathon, trying to puncture the blood blister under your big toenail with a staple that you pulled out of a paper in your bag because the throbbing is driving you crazy and you don't have a pin or a needle handy
.......if you intend to visit a porno site but first you must visit mensracing,dyestat,letsrun etc. first.
......if your in any sort of running environment you can shit whenever you choose too.
......if you can shit in under 20 seconds if necessary during a run.
......if you have no problem with walking around your house constantly with nothing but your track shorts on
.....Your watch makes you wrist smell as bad as your trainers
.....You think that same watch goes with any outfit you own
.....You subconsciously start and stop your watch anytime you move
.....You can tell your watch's beep like a mother can tell her babies cry
-you got married in racing gear. (I actually did that) and run (with wife, judge, and guests) right after your vows.
-you've ever been chased by dogs.
-you've ever had beer bottles, cans, firecrakers, etc. thrown at you on a run.
-you've ever been spiked in a race, (my own teammate got me, 2" left heel), and display it proudly like a battle wound.
-you understand that XC and Track are actually contact sports.
-just thinking about a race can provoke an immediate bowel movement.
-you've gotten up at 2am for an hour run just to see what it's like!
-you feel proud when someone says "you're so thin, I think I could pick a lock with you"!
-you don't know, or care, what kind of car you drive, just as long as it has room to change in, and it can get you to your next race.
-you've driven 8 hours, one way, just for a race.
-New Year's Eve is nothing more than an excuse to go run from one year to the next.
-the offensive linemen at your college sit in awe at how much you can eat.
-have run 3 times a day because the Kenyans do it!
-have found how to make ugali, and you like it!
-think that the internet was invented just so that you can chat with other runners, find race results, and races.
-you only have running related websites in your "favorites".
-you've passed up a job because there was the remote possibility you'd have to work an occasional Saturday.
-you've had any running related job!
-you've wallpapered an entire room in race numbers.
-co-workers think you're strange because you eat non-stop all day but go run on your lunch break.
-you've tried to find a dating service online that caters to runners!
-you've visited Eugene to run where Pre ran!
you are used to the sound of a gun
you make hundreds of left turns each week
you snicker at a ½ marathon as it is all in a days work
you dread sundays as they are the longest day of the week
you have about 10 thousand pairs of shoes
you are the fastest player to try out for the football team, but actually get cut...
you can do more pushups than all of the football players, but get cut
you like going uphill more than downhill
you get a kick out of passing cyclists
you are passed by a cyclist, get really pissed off and try to catch the bastard
you have a great kick ARE NOT into martial arts
you cannot read where it says "start/stop" and "reset" on your watch
You prefer Boston or Chicago over New york, Los Angeles
You stay up 3 hrs past your normal bedtime to catch a 3 minute race
you see your bus go by, but rather waiting 30min. for the next one to come buy, race after it and catch it
you have either ran or biked to work/school faster than it takes to drive/bus
your morning shower is about an hour AFTER you awake
you use vaseline on your bits that rub
your running shorts give you "nappy rash"
your new running shorts colour everything else that you wear above the waste ... but you don't see it until the wife has to wash it ...
you enjoy getting colds as a result of running
everything creaks for two weeks after an event
you swear you'll never do another event at any price, but find youself thinking of booking for next year already ...
Don't blame me for this, blame the Great North Run ...