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Thursday, June 26, 2008

How I know I am a runner

At the Runners Lounge, the take it and run Thursday topic is, "In 13 words or less, finish this sentence about when you knew you were a runner...
"I knew I was a runner the first time I turned down going to the bar Friday night because I wanted to be fresh for a Saturday long run."
Okay, that's more than 13 words. So sue me.
But here are 13 other reasons that I know that I am a runner now.
*Did you read my six-word memoir?
*When everyone else is in bed on a 30-degree Fort Worth day, I'm looking for a pair of running socks to wear.
*I have bought more pairs of running shoes in the last four years than I have of any other clothing item.
*I like to stand around after races or group training runs to talk to other runners about running.
*I am trying to make Endurox its own food group.
*I know where every pothole, loose rock, and squirrel gathering is on my trail run.
*I feel cheated if my run doesn't last at least 50 minutes.
*Though I've recently realized which foods negatively effect my running, I still eat whatever I want when there is not a key training run or race coming up.
*Outside of my son, I think about running more than anything else.
*I have a log of every run I've ever done and often find myself staring at it for long periods of time comparing one run or one set of runs to another.
*I am most proud of my accomplisments as a runner than anything I've ever done in professional career.
*If the choice was run every day or drink wine every day, I'd pick running.
*If something is hurting, I have to talk myself out of running.


Blogger Tree said...

Agreed! I particularly agree with the ability to discuss ad nauseum every intricate and boring detail about my runs, training, eating, planning for a race, etc. I just happen to not know many people IRL with whom I can discuss it and not bore them to tears!

June 26, 2008 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger The Happy Runner said...

Great reasons!
Just found your blog from Runners Lounge and I have to say I love the name of it.

June 26, 2008 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger merrymishaps said...

Running over wine -- you are committed!

But of course, I have turned in early many Friday nights to accommodate my Saturday runs/races!

June 26, 2008 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger butcept said...

Just found this blog by searching for "runners who drink wine" the name -- did u figure that one out? Awesome. Anyway, I know I'm a runner, just a doubtful one... I am a wine lover though and I am now at the point where I either skip my friday night wine OR lessen my intake. But let me tell you, when I have no big run planned for the next day? I am breaking out my wonderful Riojas!!!!

June 26, 2008 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Amy@RunnersLounge said...

Well said!

June 26, 2008 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Fortunately there is absolutely no need to choose between running and drinking wine. Drink up, then lace 'em up and get out there the next day. (I have actually tried to go running after wine tasting. I do not recommend this course of action.)

June 27, 2008 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Tree, I agree. people who dont run are bored by our conversation.

happy runner, amy: thanks for the nice words

merrymishaps, butcept, victoria: I am glad that I dont have to chose between wine and running. Like victoria said, i can drink, then lace em up. but no, i wont be doing both at the same time.

June 27, 2008 at 7:10 AM  

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