You measure everything in meters, (I know my friends look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them something is 200 meters away)
you've started a ten miler thinking "im gonna take it easy today" only to find yourself sprinting at the end to break 60 minutes
you hate walking up steps
you own a gallon drum of gatorade mix
you lie in bed with your feet propped up on the wall
you have more than 4 ice bags in your freezer
you could open a running shoe store from your closet
on rainy days people ask you "Did you fall in the mud?"
Oh so true, the football benches in lane 1 have caused quite a stir in the heart rate when warming up in the track...also, when you want to kill the football team for walking on the track in cleats, yet you can't walk on their precious field in trainers
you spend the better part of an hour in front of the mirror examining your legs' definition from every possible angle, just to see how cool you must look walking around.
you think your fat when you wieght 140 pounds.
people call you crazy for running and you say yeah so...
on nice days, you don't want to stop running.
30 seconds is a lot of time to lose for you.
the internal question: spikes or flats?
ice is nice!
football players are amazed at your workouts.
another popular question: YOU run for fun?
our sport is others punishment.
6 minutes is a slow opening mile.
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If you wear your running shorts for underwear!
- For Halloween you handed out Gu, Power Gel and Cliff Shots instead of real candy
- You can drive through your neighborhood blindfolded and not get lost.
- When someone offers to give you a ride home from work or school you refuse and run the 11 miles instead
- You have more shoes than a FootLocker store
..... if your girlfriend can bench press more than you can.
Ha ha hahaha. Wimpy, sissy, puny runt runners.
i really liked the not being able to sprain your ankles anymore and the telling people distances in meters ones.
every time it's 33 degrees out, windy and raining you think about that nasty 10 miler/workout you did that one time in those conditions.
You've had more insults yelled at you while running than any other time in your life combined.
You go to mcdonalds and have 3 or 4 quarter pounders as a snack after supper(used to do this in high school a lot) and still never gain weight.
Eat the biggest plate of spaghetti you've ever had and be starving within 30 minutes.
Made fun of the ROTC people dying on their morning jog at 6am.
if you've scoffed at military people trying to impress you with the times they had to get up to run.
Think that running for an hour is not that long.
Run a mile faster on your warmup than anyone else you know at full speed.
Went outside without a shirt on in 60 degree weather because you know you'll get too hot.
Have heard of Coos Bay, Oregon.
Know what Hayward Field looks like even though you've never been within a 1000 miles of it.
Know how many miles your shoes have travelled.
Think walking a mile or two to a bar to avoid having to drive is not that bad.
...not ashamed to discuss bodily functions (or perform bodily functions for that matter)in public
...find humor in other's running form
...can relate anything to running
...can recognize a teammate by the sound of their breathing
...have nasty sports bra tan lines in your prom picture
...racing is the only reason good enough to shave your legs
...any number is easily memorized by relating it to a PR, WR, or how far you can run in that amount of time
Saw this some time ago on Dyestat, it's my favorite.
"You've ever been walking, and seen someone walking ahead of you, and walked faster just to pass them."
All props to Scribreb
...if your heart wakes your girlfriend up, and if she can check your pulse from across a quiet room.
...a good friend dies while running, you feel bad but don't even consider not running that afternoon or the next few days.
...on 9/11/02 your team met, stared at each other and did 8 mi.
...you've ever been the only person on a golf course.
...would drive farther for a run than for your commute.
You actually read the nutrition and ingrediant labels on food, but still insit that Waffle House provides the best recovery after a long run. . .
...you have ever chugged water while pissing.
...you own a stack of white T-shirts that goes past your waist.
...you have mastered the art of cooking pasta so completly that you can make, on demand, a batch of any size that is neither burned nor dry, yet it doesn't require any water to be strained out.
...the above can also be done with rice.
...have nightmares of being chased but get away in them easily.
...you have contests to see who has the most blisters on their feet.
...you can recognize your friends when you are running by their breathing and footfall.
...you have a crush on Dathan Ritzenhein, and non runners have no idea who that is but your teamates all have posters and autographs
...you eat and enjoy the cafeteria food after practice.
...8 hours of sleep leaves you cranky.
...your closet is filled with running shoes and nothing else.
...your date includes a team dinner.
...you know all your competition's best times and when they ran them.
...you love the smell of Icy Hot and it makes you nervous.
...when you know that LSD is not really drugs but a great run
...when you talk in terms of CT, PPM, LR, Intervals, splits, 5K, 10K, repeats...etc
Go Hillsdale Women Chargers!!!!!!
...the first 5 minutes of "Endurance" is the best music video you have ever seen.
...happy if you place last with a bad time or pissed off if you win with a bad time
...have notes on your wall at work taht just say "2:18" or some other race time in big bold font to motivate you
...call in sick to work because you need to recover for tomorrow's workout
Looking in your log book for a scheduled key workout 8 days from now , and in brackets you wrote " call in sick today"
because work will screw up your training.
You have a bigger chest than your girlfriend!:(
You know the names of guys who beat you, but not the names of guys you've beaten.