Wednesday, June 23, 2010

You Know You're a Runner When...

A while back I found some "You KNow You're a Runner When" online and posted it here.  Well today I was reading Morgan’s blog and she has a great series of posts called “You Know You’re a Runner When”.  The one that caught my eye was her Office Edition.  It’s classic!  Working in an office myself, I can relate to every single line item she posted.  It’s brilliant.  So I decided to compile some of my own from personal experiences.

You know you’re a runner when:

  • You go shopping for work clothes and weekend outfits, and end up buying new running shorts and tanks.
  • You go to a party and drink water, but you drink it from the red party cup to spare being made fun of for drinking water.You keep The Stick in your desk drawer at work.
  • Your coworkers want to go out to lunch but you opt to get a quick run in during your lunch break.
  • You’re driving home from work and along the way rubberneck at runners to scope out their running form (stride, posture, etc.)
  • Most of the packages sent to your house have a return address label of “Nike” “Roadrunner Sports” “Lululemon” etc.
  • Your dark toenail polish usually masks your bruised toenails (I love OPI Lincoln-Park-After-Dark)
  • Your training schedule is posted in your cube at work in addition to being taped to your mirror at home.
  • Your listening to the radio and you hear a new song and think “This has an awesome running beat. I have to download it for tomorrow’s run!”
  • You get an invitation to a wedding or birthday party and naturally think about what race that date might conflict with. No Salinas Valley Half Marathon for me this year :-P
  • You lose a toenail and you almost feel a sense of accomplishment.
  • The magazine you most look forward to receiving in the mail is Runner’s World.
Feel free to leave me yours in the comments box below!

"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."
-Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder


  1. Great list! LOL! Love it! Ah the joys of being a runner!

  2. I like your list! I would add...

    You know you're a runner when going to Boston is not just going to Boston.