You know who you're chasing down on a training run from 300 meters back...by their gait.
Memphis Raines wrote:
...you've ever relieved yourself (1 or two) in a heavily wooded area. Hell, it doesn't even have to be heavily just somewhere in the outdoors.
...yo've ever relieved yourself in an empty waterbottle in the back of an athletic van.
You've ever been fired from a job for taking too many bathroom breaks
...during coffee break you duck out for a "quick 10k".
...when you go for a walk with your wife she puts you on a leash.
...your favourite breakfast is PowerGel.
...you dash out to collect the mail and keep going.
...Asics send you Christmas cards.
...at coffee break you duck out for a "quick 10k"
...your family can't work out why it takes you an hour to collect the mail
...when you go for a walk with your wife she has to put you on a leash
...Asics send you christmas cards
...your favorite breakfast is PowerGel.
.... You spend more time reading training diaries than magazines.
.... 90% of the sites you visit on the internet are about running.
.... You use the excuse "i've gotta go running" when you don't wanna go out with friends.
.... You have times and splits all over your bedroom walls.
....get mad when ESPN does a shitty job with meet coverage.
You have recorded a marathon over your wedding video.
Your fridge contains two types of drinks: Beer and gatorade.
You buy a house based on potential running routes.
You've been tossed from an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet.
..."Once a Runner" is required reading for any prospective bf/gf.
...you consider the person who gets up at 5:30 in the morning to drive with you to a race/meet to be "the one."
...you propose on/after a training run/race.
...you refuse to meet her parents except for on your day off.
...you plan your wedding/honeymoon around a big race.
...your family portrait is at a race.
...your idea of "quality time" is a cool-down jog together.
"You spend more time on letsrun than surfing porn."
the essay on your college application is all about cross country and running.
a fat guy with a gun tells you to strip down and it doesn't faze you.
You know where all of the sprinklers are in your neighborhood and what time they run during the summer..
Very good stuff!
...you can divide any time in minutes and seconds by 3 3/4.
...by 7 1/2
...by 12 1/2
...You have a busy day so you cut class to fit in your run
...You'd rather be outside in a hail storm than inside on a treadmill.
...when you run on a treadmill there's always an empty one to either side of you despite the line of guys waiting to use one.
...you have been accosted/glared upon for lengthy intervals by groups of strangers for not giving up your seat on a subway/bus/trolley/etc.. to a(n)elderly person/woman/child/etc.. because your legs feel like jelly after a workout/you have tibial tendonitis.
Your 2 mile time is the same as your SAT score
How can you possibly expect me to run two miles in 540? Geesh!
Right on! I live on the stuff. It is amazing how balanced a diet you can have with cereal for breakfast and dinner.
Regarding the 3 steps between breaths, for those of us lucky to have (or have had) a significant other or at least a one-night stand, have you noticed how they take two or more breaths to your one?
I balance my despondence of break-ups by thinking of the free time I will have for training.
You buy a box of cereal for each day of the week
On trips you gauge distance left by how many "long runs" it equals
4 minutes is a sacred duration of time
When you walk you take 3 steps as you exhale, 3 as you inhale...
Most of these I laughed at but couldn't relate, this one is definitely mine.
love these, how about this one:
You are sad enough to copy them into a word document and have a life ambition to complete every single task (eventhough some contradict each other).