You might be a runner if...
For anyone who is crazy and obsessed with running, or whoever just loves the sport...
...you can use "easy" and 10 in the same sentence
...you go to a golf course to run
...you find yourself saying, "it's not really a hill..."
...you're running and you don't know why
...more than half the people you know don't know what XC is
...you can't go a day without some little brat saying "Run Forest run"
...you are from the US and you think in terms of meters not feet or yards
...you can look at a grass field and guess its circumference almost exactly
...you are up watching ESPN at 2am (when they actually show the race coverage)
...you have 5% body fat yet you don't live in Somalia
... you dont care when you hug a sweaty girl
...ultimate frisbee is the only other sport your good at
...you waste ridiculous amounts of time engaged in meaningless arguments and discussions about running
...you get hit by a car and you don't bother to get the license plate of the person who hit you because you still have 6 miles left to go
...your carry-on is a spike bag
...the first question anybody asks you once they find out you are a runner is "Have you ever run the marathon?" even if you explain that you are a miler or 5k runner - then they immediately lose interest in the conversation
...You say things like "long and hard" to your female friends and it is not a sexual inuendo
...You hate Runner's World
...you are used to the sound of a gun
...you and your teammates have meaningless debates about training, running, and coaching
...you have running shoes in varying degrees of decomposition: used, well-worn, spent but still good, and useless-but-I-still-wear-them-because-they-still-feel-good
...you keep shoes and running clothes in your car so that if you're ever on a road trip and drive by a place thinking "it'd be sweet to run here..." you can get out and go for a run
...you can correctly pronounce names like "Hicham El Guerrouj" "Kennesia Bekele" and "Haile Gebresilassie"
...you've learned that shopping after a long run or hard workout for food is bad, because when you get home, you realize all you have to eat for the next week is queso dip, mission tortilla chips, and a 5 pound bag of twizzlers
...speciality running shops are better than the mall
...you get upset and impatient when results from the race you ran aren't posted online by the time you get home
...LetsRun.com is your homepage
...you spend more on training clothes than school clothes.
...off-season training starts a week after Finals
...you run when you feel like it, be it 6AM or midnight
...you know what "Badger Miles" are
...you use "Badger Miles" on your long runs and easy days
...you have the guts to do the steeplechase...you do anything to try to heal an injury except go to a doctor or athletic trainer because you know they will just tell you to "Stop running."
- true, I've actually done this. lol
...Your heart rate is below 50 and you are not dying
...you are embarrassed to wear sandals because of your hideous sock tan, but you where 'em anyway
...you are not embarassed to show someone where your hamstring "really" hurts.
...girls: you're embarassed to wear a bikini because of your shorts/bra/tan
k-top/t-shirt tan lines
...you enjoy running in the rain
...you carry a waterbottle to every class
...you double knot all your shoes out of habit
...you enjoy playing duck duck goose with a youth group knowing you can outrun them- you then get sad when no one picks you as goose hahaha
...when you pack a seperate bag for your running clothes
...when pasta is the only food you'll eat two nights before a race...when you try to convince people to run a 5k because it's "only" 3 miles
...when your friends think they need to practice more before they can run with you
...Every time you see a runner when you're driving you feel like you too should be running, even if you ran 15 miles earlier in the day
...You shower about 12 times a week
...you feel lost without your water-bottle.
...you have running withdrawl if you don't run everyday.
...you consider school as just a break between runs.