You Know You’re a Runner When…
|October 12, 2011||Posted by Lauren under Marathon Training, Running|
…The only thing that stresses you out about a weekend unplugged is the fact that you can’t keep track of how all your running friends are doing at their marathons across the country. …or watch the Live Stream of the Chicago Marathon.
You rate potential future places to live based on how great it would be to run there.
There’s no denying that California’s perfect year-round running weather would be heavenly. But I also couldn’t argue with views like this on every run.
And pick your favorite season based on which one has the best running weather.
You convince yourself that seasonal candy is actually fuel.
What – you mean high fructose corn syrup isn’t a good source of energy??
You literally chase down the UPS truck after you’ve just missed the final delivery attempt of your Nuun order. In your defense, your stores are getting dangerously low, and you’ve got a marathon to hydrate for.
And all your recent clothing purchases have been of the dri-fit, wicking variety. You actually can’t remember the last time you bought a new outfit for work.
I’m currently eyeing these or something similar for MCM. #teamwatermelon
Although your hours of personal time are extremely limited, you deem a long run on a weekday morning to be a perfectly acceptable use for them.
And the first day back from a long weekend is made bearable only by the fact that the last 20-mile run of your marathon training cycle went way better than you had ever expected. Maintaining a sub-8 minute/mile pace for 20 miles after a weekend of limited sleep and lots of junk food is not only a huge confidence booster, but also enough to make you walk into work with a huge smile. One that no amount of annoying emails or workplace drama can take away.
Now bring on the taper!