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5556 Views 28 Replies Latest reply: May 11, 2011 10:53 AM by Dre Day 1 2 Previous Next
Annna Amateur 36 posts since
Feb 8, 2008
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Apr 5, 2011 5:12 PM

you know when you are a runner when . . .

You obsessively track the weather (especially in fickle April in NY) to plan your outdoor runs, and then plan what shoes to wear to work so the feet won't hurt on your running days

  • run4psu Amateur 8 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    1. Apr 6, 2011 4:26 PM (in response to Annna)
    Re: you know when you are a runner when . . .

    Actually, I thought I "was a runner" when I ran regardless of the weather--rain/shine/snow/ice.





    Living The Eye Life

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    2. Apr 6, 2011 4:31 PM (in response to Annna)
    Re: you know when you are a runner when . . .

    Hi,  I'm a stay at home so when I get up and dressed I put on my Nike tempo shorts and a shirt so I'm always ready!

  • crl8686 Legend 1,306 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007
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    4. Apr 6, 2011 10:45 PM (in response to Annna)
    Re: you know when you are a runner when . . .

    You know you are a runner when...

    When keeping my knees and ankles in shape for running is more important than wearing "fashionable" shoes with high heels and/or pointed toes.

    I don't plan what shoes to wear on running vs. non-running days. I wear dress flats to work during the week, and flat casual shoes on the weekends. Any type of shoe that is painful to wear is not in my closet.





    2014 highlights...

    @ 5K: Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:15

    Friends of the Villa Park Library 5K, Villa Park, CA, 24:10

    Coronado Independence Day 5K, Coronado, CA, 24:36

    @ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker Run, Los Angeles, CA, 51:44

    Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 50:31

    Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 50:29


  • gottatryit Rookie 6 posts since
    Apr 9, 2011
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    5. Apr 9, 2011 10:15 AM (in response to Annna)
    Re: you know when you are a runner when . . .

    You know you are a runner when you think that it's acceptable to sacrifice one of your toenails for a PR.  I ran the National Marathon in March and my toenail is still not "back to normal." I definitely try to refrain from wearing sandals or other open toed shoes in public the week or so after a long run or marathon...unless I'm prepared to deal with all the questions (What did you do?!).  Check out my running blog: http://www.gottatryit.webs.com

  • Urbster Legend 760 posts since
    May 27, 2008
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    6. Apr 9, 2011 5:41 PM (in response to Annna)
    Re: you know when you are a runner when . . .

    I was in a coma in October and ran a 5k in November.....I dare anyone to top that, wait no, do NOT top that!

  • Leadville Fan Pro 176 posts since
    Oct 8, 2009
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    8. Apr 10, 2011 7:20 AM (in response to Annna)
    Re: you know when you are a runner when . . .

    . . .you keep your toenails trimmed short

    . . .  you run in the winter and just bundle up more

    . . .you run in the a drizzle (not rain, sorry, no rain) snow, fog, sun, dawn, even when you're scared of what animals might be lurking in teh woods by the trail.

     

    . . . you map your route so there are bathrooms and water refill places along the way (colitis and celiac sufferer here. . .one never KNOWS on the bathroom front).

    . . .you spend money on exercise clothes adn let your work clothes become staple pieces

    . . . you're contemplating getting rid of all your dress heels and boot and investing in KEEN shoes and boots only. since they're SO comfortable--though spendy.

     

    . . .you have no problem shelling out $90 tp $120 for a pair of atheltic shoes

    . . . . you have problems shelling out $90 to $120 for a pair of shoes you'd wear every day to work.

     

     

    . . . you buy more sports bras than regular bras

    . . . you go crazy over ingenix toe socks and fox river socks (with arch support built in)

     

    . . . you invest in "ROAD ID" just in case, and find yourself loving it so much you're contemplating getting one to wear all the time, you never know when an accident will occur and the info is "right there"





    adult running life commenced: March 2009

    2012 Rock n Roll USA Marathon 5:28:53 unseasonably hot day, full sunshine, sunburned and dehydrated during race

    Omaha Maraton 5:17: __ yeah, new PR! Too bad the brain got in the way and slowed me down! ---recycled glass finisher medals.

    2011:

    April Fools 5K 32:13.7 age division: 28/71

    7th half: Kansas City Hospital Hill 1/2--this thing is tough, but the heat/humidity were tougher: 2:45:43

    8th half: Park 2 Park 1/2-New PR 2:21 and change

    St. Louis FULL Marathon (my first!!!) Hilly, hilly, course full of turns 5:24

    Sullivan Bros. Veterans' 5K 30:10 New 5K PR

    2010:

    4th half (5/1/10) --ran injured, DUMB move.

    Sullivan Bros. Veteran's 5K/10K (11/2010) 1:07:17.7

    6th half: Vegas half (12/2010) New PR! woot woot. 02:27:58

    2009

    St. Patricks 8K (Wash. D.C.) (3/2009)

    1st half 3:04 (5/2009)

    10K 1:17 (10/31/09) HOT, humid, Kaua'i

    3rd half: Vegas 1/2 (2:34:48) (12/2009)

    I will live my life; life lived in fear is not living. ~~me

  • nowirun4fun Legend 208 posts since
    Oct 22, 2010
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    9. Apr 10, 2011 9:28 AM (in response to Annna)
    Re: you know when you are a runner when . . .

    How about

    - when your socks are permanently stained from bleeding toes...

    - driving around town you see people running on the road and instantly think...I bet I could take em!

    - you're checking out online results from races you didn't run just to see how your local competition is progressing.

    - you check out other runners garmin training logs to see how other active.com runners are progressing (you know you do)

    - your honey-do-list is always growing since nothing gets done anymore since you spend all your spare time running or thinking about running

    - you tell your boss you have a doctor's appointment when you're really just cutting out early so you can get some speed work in at the local track before they lock the gate

  • emiss Pro 70 posts since
    Feb 7, 2011
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    10. Apr 20, 2011 8:11 PM (in response to nowirun4fun)
    Re: you know when you are a runner when . . .

    ...You find yourself checking the mileage while you drive just to plot the course as if you were running it. (Even if you're miles from home or on a highway)

    ....You listen to the radio and gage the appeal of a song based on whether or not you'd run to it.

    ....You check the weather at the start of the week to get a feel for the runs you'll get in and you track storms with the dedication of a meterologist.





    Completed Races:

    3/19/11 Holy Grail 5K 36:20 (First 5K)

    4/10/11 Wellness 5K 30:48

    4/23/11 Stonyfield 5K 30:28

    5/7/11 Dover 5K: 29:39

    5/23/11 Get Fit in May 5K 29:44

    5/29/11 Redhook 5K 29:32 (PR)

    6/11/11 Market Square 10K 1:08:40 (First 10K)

    8/18/11 Saunders 10K 1:07:35.49

    9/5/11 St. Charles Childrens' Run: 29:54

    9/10 Fox Point 5 Mile: 49:03

    9/25 Holy Grail 5K: 32:33 (with bronchitis)

    10/9 Great Island 5K 32:54.23 (still with bronchitis)

    11/13 Seacoast 1/2 Marathon: 2:31:39 (1st 1/2 Marathon)

    1/1/12 First Run 10K 1:4:45 (PR)

    2012 Races:

    2/19/12 Half at the Hamptons 2:28:18 PR

    3/24/12 Holy Grail 5K 28:17 PR

    4/21/12Whale of a 5K (first trail race) 30:24

    3/30/12April Fools 4 Miler 36:39 (9:10mm)

    6/12/12 Margaritas 5K 27:52 (9mm) PR

  • Basscycle Legend 236 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    11. Apr 20, 2011 9:41 PM (in response to Annna)
    Re: you know when you are a runner when . . .

    ...You plan running routes for your vacation 6 months before you're actually supposed to leave.

    ...You schedule meetings/classes/appts around your runs.

    ...In spite of constant spousal pleas, the drying rack never gets taken down as it always has running shorts, tech shirts and socks in various stages of drying.
    ...You make your food and beverage choices based on the duration of tomorrow's run.





    My blog: RunningMyMouthOff.com

  • Job121 Amateur 18 posts since
    Jan 26, 2011
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    12. Apr 21, 2011 9:00 AM (in response to Annna)
    Re: you know when you are a runner when . . .

    When my first toenail fell off is when I finally said to myself "you know-I think I count as a runner now"





    "I've run a million hills... I have a feeling I'm not coming back up-and I'm going to miss the climb"

    -Coach Jim Tracy (winningest HS XC coach in CA recently diagnosed with ALS)

    http://toiletrunner.blogspot.com

  • Surfing_Vol Legend 848 posts since
    Nov 6, 2007
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    13. Apr 21, 2011 12:58 PM (in response to Basscycle)
    Re: you know when you are a runner when . . .

    -- the family trip to the Grand Canyon becomes a logistical nightmare as you try to figure how to do a Rim-to-Rim run.





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    Surfing Vol

    "Victory through attrition!"

    Charleston Half-Marathon 1/15/2011 -- 1:52:03

    The Scream! Half-Marathon 7/16/2011 -- 1:56:00

  • crl8686 Legend 1,306 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007
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    14. Apr 21, 2011 9:25 PM (in response to Annna)
    Re: you know when you are a runner when . . .

    You're traveling, and a major factor in picking the hotel is the quality of nearby running routes (or at least the quality of the treadmills in the hotel gym).

    You can't imagine going on even a one-day business trip without your running gear.

    You're driving down the local freeway, and associate the off ramps with the locations of races you've run.

    Your collection of race T-shirts is taking over your closet.

    The only junk mail you look forward to receiving is catalogs of running gear.





    2014 highlights...

    @ 5K: Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:15

    Friends of the Villa Park Library 5K, Villa Park, CA, 24:10

    Coronado Independence Day 5K, Coronado, CA, 24:36

    @ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker Run, Los Angeles, CA, 51:44

    Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 50:31

    Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 50:29


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