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Friday, July 25, 2014

Fitness Friday: You Know You're a Runner When...

Last week's post about searching for 5K's when you travel got me thinking. You know you're a runner when... Jeff and I started talking about it and came up with a pretty hilarious list. A list, I might add, that I would not have made nor understood a year ago. Gotta love it.

You know you're a runner when...

  • You search for 5K's at your travel destination in case you can squeeze one in. 
  • Your running shoes are by far the most expensive shoes you own.
  • You begin sorting your laundry by darks, lights, whites....and running stuff. 
  • You sleep in your sports bra to make getting up for early runs easier. 
  • You run around your apartment building a few times just to get that last few tenths of a mile. 
  • You try not to use your phone a lot during the day so it'll have enough battery for your run after work. 
  • You accidentally run on your off day (I did this one last week! Whoops!)
  • You have more races on your calendar than other social events. 
  • You don't want to vacuum the living room, but will put in 4 miles down town. 
  • You know where all of the bumps in the side walk are from running with the stroller. 
  • People regularly tell you that you're crazy and you say, "thank you."
  • As you drive around town, you keep an eye on the odometer so you can plan your next long run.
  • Your toddler climbs in the jogger and asks to go for a run.

What about you? How do you know you're a runner?!

On the training front, things are going really well! I have about two weeks until the Chocolate Tour 6 miler and I AM READY! I ran 6 miles on Monday night that honestly felt great. I ran in town until I ran out of sidewalk, then came back home. When I was approaching my house I realized I'd only run 4.75 miles and briefly considered stopping there. Then I realized; if I ran another 15 minutes, I could hit 6 miles. Fifteen minutes. That's all! Running is such a mental game and I'm learning that more and more as every day passes. It is all in my head. Right now? I've got one thought...

I can't wait to crush this race!

1 comment:

  1. So... you've drank the kool aid, huh? Welcome to the club! Can't wait to run with you!