You Know You Are A Runner When…


Well, hello there!

Happy Friday!

I have slowly been getting back to my training this week and feeling much better about it.

Thank goodness.

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It’s only 4 miles, but my shin didn’t hurt too bad.

Yeah buddy.

Today, I will run an additional 2 miles after work…

Annnnndddddd I have the Santa Barbara 5k tomorrow.

I will be meeting my best friend for brunch after the race.

You MapQuest the distance between where you are and where you are meeting your friend for brunch- to see if you can get some extra miles in.

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Because I just did that.

I am so awesome.

What other runner things do I do that are weird?

Where do I begin…

You know you are a runner when… You get excited about Margarita Shotbloks, because they kinda taste like Margaritas.

You know you are a runner when… You buy a black Garmin because it will match more work outfits.

You know you are a runner when… You plan your runs around when the weather is “just perfect”.

You know you are a runner when… You would rather go on a Run-cation than a Vacation.

You know you are a runner when… You have a container of Nuun in your purse (or car) just in case you need electrolytes.

You know you are a runner when… You have a compression sock tan line.

You know you are a runner when… You run up and down the street just to get to a complete mile (because 4.75 is NOT 5 miles).

Do you do any of these quirky runner things?
Do you have anything else to add to the list?
When is your next race?

-RatherBeRunnin’

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13 thoughts on “You Know You Are A Runner When…

  1. My For Real Life says:

    I need to get a garmin!!! Tell me more about it. I officially signed up for my first half marathon. I have awhile to train because it isn’t until October. BUT I’m so excited!! I am doing a 5k in August, but I’m already running that distance so I just hope to set a PR at that race.

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    • ratherberunnin says:

      I love my Garmin. If you have never had one before, I would check out the Forerunner 10. It is not very expensive and does exactly what you need it to do! Good luck on your 5k and your first Half! Where is it?

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  2. fionajarrett says:

    Yep, I hear ya on the mapping, the shot blocks and the running up and down the street like a lunatic! My neighbours must think I’m deranged…Ooh and I got some shorts tan lines going on!

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  3. shawnasob says:

    I definitley do the running up and down the street thing to round up the miles. I would also add that you know you’re a runner when eventhough its raining and you’re at work you still go run during lunch because the running streak must live.

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  4. The Dude Run Run says:

    Oh god some of these are so accurate I am laughing. My most favorite one is the 4.75 miles is not 5 miles. So often do I close out a run by going back and forth in front of my home just to get that round number. I know all my neighbors think I am crazy. “Why is he just going back and forth in front of our house Henry? He must be up to no good!” I am sure this has been said as my tattooed bald skinny body flashes into view of someones window 5 or 6 times. Thanks for the laugh.

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