You Know You’re a Runner When…

We run because we can and because we love it! Runners are connected by having an affinity for putting those miles under our heels and we share a quite few traits. You know you’re a runner when…

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#1

Listening to a song from your running playlist immediately sets you off and makes you want to drop everything and set off for a run, no matter where you are.

#2

You would rather wear sneakers than a fancy pair of dress shoes or stilettos.

#3

Walking or running in the rain does not faze you.

#4

You sometimes mistake side-walk cafés for refuel stations.

#5

There is a fierce competition between your treadmill and car in terms of mileage.

#6

You embrace spandex.

#7

You think your missing toenail does not look bad.

#8

One of your email addresses or social media handles has a running related word in it.

#9

Your pedicurist’s face falls whenever you visit her.

#10

Your watch is your most complex gadget.

#11

Running uphill is a breeze compared to touching your toes.

#12

You look at meals as energy reserves.

#13

While driving, you mentally critique the form of runners on the road.

#14

You have to sometimes relieve yourself in somewhat unconventional or peculiar places.

#15

You suffer from separation anxiety when you don’t have your water bottle.

#16

When you visit any area, you envision how it would serve as a running course.

#17

You stop at the local café  more often to use the bathroom than to actually buy something.

#18

You find spelling and pronouncing the word “plantar fasciitis” an extremely simple task.

#19

When your friend takes the elevator, you race up the stairs to get to his stop before him.

#20

You can change into your running clothes in a minute while sitting in your car seat.

#21

“Chariots of Fire” is the theme song to your life.

#22

Your running shorts are skimpier than a Nikki Minaj outfit.

#23

Sunday morning hangovers have been replaced by Sunday morning runs.

#24

In winter, you wear compression pants underneath your work clothes.

Any other quirky traits of a runner you would like to add?

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