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.
"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