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You Know You're A Runner When...

Posted by on May. 16, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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Runner's World asked readers on Twitter and FB to fill in the blank of this statement... the responses are hilarious and well, since I've done 99% of them, I suppose that means I'm a runner. ROFL 

You Know You're A Runner When _____.

We posed this question to our followers and fans and got some hilariously clever responses.

Published
May 14, 2013

There's no question that runners are of a different breed than non-runners (aka the "Muggles," a Harry Potter-inspired name used by my college team to describe those that don't enjoy running for miles on end). As diverse a group as we are, we certainly share some quirky qualities. 

So we asked our Facebook fans and Twitter followers what makes runners stand out from the "non-magical folk." Here are our favorite responses:

You know you're a runner when __________.

Heather M. - You scoff at paying $10 for a movie ticket, but you'll happily pay $20 for a 5-K hat you hope lasts less than 30 minutes.

Nikki I. - You have more running clothes than regular clothes.

Dan W. - You actually get upset when you can't run.

Drew H. - You can no longer stand the word "jog" or "jogger."

Josalyn W. - Someone asks you how far the beach is, and you say, "2.68 miles, unless you run around the block first. Then it's 3.77 miles."

William C. - You do laundry and you realize more than half of what you're washing is running gear.

Elizabeth A. - You try to go for a walk, and the entire time you think about wanting to just break out into a run.

Suzanne S. - When you're driving, you think, "This would be a great road to run on."

Emma C. - You wake up in the morning and plan your day around your run.

Josh H. - When you're asked how your weekend was, you can only reply in miles and time splits.

Linda D. - You pass up Friday nights out with your friends because you have to get up Saturday to do your long run.


Matthew S. - You think about running while running.

Andrew H. - Not running hurts more than running.

Cheryl K. - You don't giggle when someone says "fartlek."

Herb C. - You read hundreds of comments by runners laughing and agreeing with 99% of them!

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 

by on May. 16, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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Lesgerm
by Leslie on May. 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM
I've said and done quite a few of those :)
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musicpisces
by Suzanne on May. 17, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Um, GUILTY.

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Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

darbyakeep45
by Darby on May. 17, 2013 at 6:45 AM


Quoting musicpisces:

Um, GUILTY.

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JanuaryBaby06
by Member on May. 17, 2013 at 7:06 AM
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It becomes easier to keep on going then it would be to stop :D

musicpisces
by Suzanne on May. 18, 2013 at 1:21 AM

When you get excited that you CAN get in that 3+ hour run.  =)

When you are NOT fun to be around because of a missed run.  And your hubby knows that person.  I'm surprised he hasn't named her yet.

When you get excited hearing about socks.  Or pictures of bright spandex.  Or facepaint before a race.

When you own a tutu, and you're over the age of 4.

Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

MamaJessx3
by on May. 18, 2013 at 1:36 AM
Hahahaha love them
kiwimom74
by Member on May. 18, 2013 at 9:27 AM

this is too funny

Iol I love my bib display :-)

musicpisces
by Suzanne on May. 18, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Oh, thought of another one.

When all of the recent pics of you are race pics.

Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

flowrsgalore
by Member on May. 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM

I like the pedicure one. Why on earth would I bother when at least one toe nail per foot  is always messed up.

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