I decided to put together my own list. All you non-runners, please note that each and every one of these are true – at least to me….
Waking up before dawn and smearing vaseline all over your thighs and upper arms seems perfectly rational.
You can, and have, relieved yourself in unconventional places. (more times than I will admit)
You’ve worn Band-Aids on things other than blisters or cuts.
You willingly pay $12 for one pair of socks.
You pick a shoe for its functional qualities, even if it’s ugly. Actually I love all the crazy colors.
Your laundry basket is approximately 95 percent running attire, 2 percent jeans and 2 percent towels. I LIVE in my tights.
Your DIY projects involve things on which to hang your race medals.
You actually put 13.1 and 26.2 stickers on your car. I’ve got the 13.1 so far…..
You plan your day around your run, not the other way around.
You would rather crawl across the finish line than get a DNF. (Did Not Finish)
You actually purchase and consume something called GU.
You wear compression socks under your pants. And with shorts. And pretty much anywhere.
You plan vacations around destination races. S. Dakota, Oregon, Maui, N. Carolina, Key West……
An injury causes you to freak out because that means no running. We all know about this!
Your off days are not fun.
You don’t consider running shoes and jeans a fashion faux pas.
You wear running clothes all the time whenever you can. What’s more comfortable than a pair of compression tights and a t-shirt?
You don’t let a little cold weather get in the way of your runs.
Or the dark.
Or a freakin’ mountain.
Weekends are always set aside for long runs.
You actually say and do a fartlek without giggling
You know how to do the runner’s knot.
This is your post-run reaction.
You just Love. To. Run.
One step at a time,