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Ha! Ok its official run4psu is more hardcore than me : )
I checked the weather for tomorrow evening its supposed to be 47 degree 7 mph winds - I will wear comfortable shoes to work and do my long run tomorrow night
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.
@ 5K: Ontario Mills 5K, Ontario, CA, 25:17
@ 10K: (coming soon)
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
Ok - Lost toenail, and transitioning right from coma to competitive racing? Yes, you both qualify as hard core runners.
I ran twice today which was sort of hard core of me. - 3 miles hills, and later 2 miles in the street with my sister
. . .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.
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
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
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
- 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
...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.
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)
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
...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
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)
-- the family trip to the Grand Canyon becomes a logistical nightmare as you try to figure how to do a Rim-to-Rim run.
"Victory through attrition!"
Charleston Half-Marathon 1/15/2011 -- 1:52:03
The Scream! Half-Marathon 7/16/2011 -- 1:56:00
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.
@ 5K: Ontario Mills 5K, Ontario, CA, 25:17
@ 10K: (coming soon)