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You might be a cross country runner if... (I stole most of these from the web)
...your toenails are black.
...your shoes have more miles on them than your car does. need a magnifying glass to see your name in the paper. have chafing in strange places.
...people say, "You run three once?"
...all your socks are either stained or torn.
...your underwear covers more than your uniform shorts. run farther in a week than your bus travels for meets.
...the dogs have to hurry to keep up. find yourself running between classes just because.
...the most enjoyable time you've had all month is a day off from practice.
...your coach won't give you a ride home.
...the first day of practice you run 5 miles but your coach says you only ran 2. can spit while running. go to a golf course to run.
...your friends go on the elevator and you beat them on the stairs. finish the race looking like you wrestled a bear and you don't care.
...your temper is shorter that the distance that you ran.'d rather run to school than drive. combine phrases like "10 mile run" and "Easy Run" in the same breath. can eat your weight in spaghetti.
...your highest heels are your training shoes. debate the advantages of anti-perspirent vs. deoderant.
...the paint from the bathroom walls peels when you leave. start the race in shorts and finish in a G-string.
...your spit strings from you chin and you don't even care.
...a meal involves more than 3 servings!
...if you schedule dates around meets. spend more on training clothes than school clothes. wear those same training clothes to school regularly.
...your christmas list includes more than one pair of running shoes.'ve been to a golf course in every city but not to play golf.
...your entire family goes to X-C meets because they have been or will be on the team.
...your chest is as flat as your back. feel lost without your water-bottle. have running withdrawl if you don't run everyday. eat spaghetti three times a day.
...the mile in P.E. becomes your warm-up. wake up every morning in pain.
...gatorade is your drug of choice. give up homecoming to go to a Meet.
...your Saturdays for the next 4 years are ruined. can see your ribs thru your shirt. have to run around in the shower to get wet. were asked to be an extra for Schindler's List II. enjoy running hills. start to crave Power Bars.
...your favorite food group is carbohydrates.
...your women's team has leg hair longer than the grass they ran on. can strip and change in a bus seat in less than 2 minutes. don't puke your first day of basketball practice.
...there are no flies by your gym locker.
...people think it's a winter sport. have trouble benching the bar.
...when you do bad you get to play longer. find yourself in the middle of a football player's joke.
...your dessert is brussel sprouts. foam at the mouth. are always hungry.
...your running in your dreams. have no life besides running.
...your weekends are shot. wake up with cotton mouth.
...your are as skinny as a twig and have a stupid knit cap for the head. can sharpen an axe blade on your calves.
...the cafeteria ladies look good in the morning. can maintain a 5:30 pace uphill while throwing up. think track is for wussies. try to impress girls by saying you're a fast finisher. consider school as just a break between runs. always stretch while waiting in the lunch line.
...your room smells like Icy-Hot and New-Skin. are bankrolling your physical therapist's next vacation.
...your girlfriend can bench more than you. can count all your ribs. own spandex in more than 1 color.
...track is the other "sport". foam at the mouth everytime you see a big hill.
..."Chariots of Fire" is actually entertaining to you.
...a 12 mile run is an easy day., pasta, pizza, & pasta are your four food groups.
...your watch is more expensive and complicated than your car.
...even your dress shoes have spikes.
...Runner's World provides more pin-ups than Playboy (YEAH SUZY HAMILTON!!!)
...Steve Prefontaine's Birthday is more important than yours. aspire to pain. know as many kinds of pain as eskimos have words for snow. think spandex is a winter's passion statement. never look behind you. don't know what an "off-season" means. have stress fractures. find yourself saying, "it's not really a hill..." hit targets with your snot rocket.
...your feet are comparable to rawhide.'re running and you don't know why. see a hill on a putting green.
...your friends refer to you as "the masochist".
...your spit hits everything but the ground. drink more water than Free Willy can't get the "All you can eat" at spaghetti restaurants get pulled over after practice, and can't walk straight because you're so tired ran sub 5 on the P.E. mile run wore spikes on the P.E. mile run did a 30 minute warm up for the P.E. mile run did all of the above for the P.E. mile run routinely race dogs down the street...and win.
...dogs follow you everywhere you go rabbit for the rabbit have 3% or less body fat laugh at sprinters while they run
...theres nothing like intervals to start the week off fresh!! talk to your coaches more than your parents'd rather run than watch T.V.
...watching the New York Marathon on T.V. made you get up and go for a run can say "I like to run" in over five different languages
...more than half the people you know don't know what X-C is run the day after State training starts a week after State haven't had a pop in 6 months
...your calves are bigger than your biceps
...your cookie jar is filled with bagels
...there are more miles on your running shoes than the odeometer of your car try to pick up a girl by telling her how fast your first mile is're toe nails are fallen off
...a fatman with a gun says alright gentlemen take em off can't go a day without some little brat saying run forest run
...some little kid wants to know why you're running in your underwear can pronounce those funny Kenyan names're proud that another team has quadrupled you're score
...the seniors assist the freshman into the lake wear skimpier clothes than Madonna refer to puke as a normal bodily function
...people always ask you what events you are running can hallucinate and get high at the same time without taking anything can say more names of your runs than names of your friends spend more time thinking about the scoring system than you do about scoring with
the opposite sex always win in your sleep but never in a real race traded in your Gremlin think Lisa Aguilera is hotter than Christina Aguilera. wake up in the morning and find that you?re already running.
...the Ritz is your idol, and not a hotel in New York.

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