An outlet for the many voices in my head on being muslim, running and my love affair with jellybabies

You know you’re a runner when….

These crack me up all the time:

  1. your first thought when you look at the weekly weather forecast is, “When can I fit in my runs?”
  2. you have more running clothes than regular clothes in your laundry pile.
  3. you’ve lost a toenail. And you tell people, “It’s not that bad.”
  4. you smirk when non-runners ask you, “So how long is this marathon?”
  5. you have a drawer full of medals and other race souvenirs that you’re not sure what to do with.
  6. you go into Starbucks more often to use the bathroom than to actually buy coffee.
  7. you no longer make fun of fanny packs because your running belt looks very similar (although cooler) to one.
  8. You you’ve used an old race T-shirt to wash your car, dust furniture, or clean something else.
  9. Your treadmill has more miles on it than your car.
  10. You get an invitation to a wedding and you automatically think about what race the date will conflict with.
  11. You have dreams about showing up to a race late or not wearing any clothes.
  12. you’re not embarrassed to wear spandex (ok, not applicable anymore)
  13. the salespeople at your local running shop know you by name.
  14. you’re aways hungry.
  15. you know how to take a cup of water from a water stop without choking on it or spilling it all over yourself.
  16. at least one of your web site usernames or email addresses has the word “run” or “runner” in it (hahahaha!)
  17. you know where your illiotibial band is located.
  18. you no longer hate port-a-johns. In fact, there have been times when you’ve been very happy to see one.
  19. you wear your running watch even when you’re not running. (“It matches, right?”)
  20. you’ve had your running shoes for three months and you know it’s already time to replace them.
  21. you spend more time researching running routes than local restaurants when traveling to a new city.
  22. your physical therapist’s receptionist knows you by the sound of your voice on the phone.
  23. you know where exactly one mile from your front door is (in any direction).
  24. you know how to correctly spell and pronounce plantar fasciitis.
  25. you own more pairs of running socks than dress socks.
  26. when you hear PR, you automatically think “personal record“, not “public relations”.
  27. you pack more running clothes than bathing suits when going on a beach vacation.
  28. you have running clothes and an extra pair of running shoes in your car, “just in case.”
  29. your holiday wish list can be fulfilled at any running or sporting goods store.
  30. one of the first things people ask you when they haven’t seen you in a while is, “What race are you training for now?”
  31. you have several drawers dedicated to running shirts.
  32. you get excited when the new Runner’s World comes in the mail.
  33. your Facebook or Twitter updates frequently involve running.
  34. your only recent photos of you alone are race photos.
  35. you always have your next race on the calendar.
  36. your runs are sometimes longer than your commute to work or school.
  37. your running partners know more about your bodily functions than your significant other
  38. my own one is: you know you’re a South-African runner when you consider 50km races runs like Two Oceans as training runs for Comrades!!!!

thanks to


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s