You Know You’re a Runner


I took an entire day off work last Monday and i’m just now feeling back to normal. So hopefully my running and blogging life can get back on track. I’m trying to hit the ground running with …well running & strength training. Enjoy the fluff as I get back into a normal routine!

You Know You’re a Runner When

1) You have food in your mouth and hand, and are still looking in the fridge for what’s next.


2) You have to restart the treadmill after an hour, get mad, but secretly feel like a badass.

3) When someone grabs your Ipod you quickly say, “don’t judge me I’m not sure what’s on there!” But you know…you..know.

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actually a snap of a playlist i titled “Britney and Friends”


4) Blogs are your news.

5) You talk about food in a carb to protein ratio. And you don’t call it food… it’s fuel, we’re running machines dammit.

6) Jars of PB start turning up all over the place.

my floor

my floor

7) Your Garmin watch is your actual watch.

8) Ladies- you don’t understand how girls can wear high heels since they shorten your calf muscles and can cause injury while running–so you only wear them on important days, weddings, funerals, maaaybe work.

9) Gentlemen- your running shoes are your wedding shoes, funeral shoes and work shoes.


Joe knows what’s up.


10) You do whatever it takes to make your run end on a perfect tenth of a mile…

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11) You know this feeling to the T.



12) You don’t have to be drunk to pee in public… in broad daylight…

13) You understand that if a person runs in Nike Shox, they aren’t a serious runner.


14) You understand carbs come in the form of pasta, pizza, beer and sour patch kids…


15) And finally, you know you’re a runner when you ugly cry at the finish of your first major marathon.


Workouts from Jan 12-18th

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 20min running drills, 5m speedwork 12 x 200s, 10 min core

Wednesday: 40min shoulders, 3m easy 9:15/pace (did 1 mile in zero drop shoes), 1500m row

Thursday: 6m speedwork 6 x 800s (2 @ 6:39, 2 @ 6:27, 2 @6:15)

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 15 shoulders/biceps, 9m stationery bike easy pace, 1.5m walk

Sunday: Rest

Total Miles: 11


Workouts from Jan 19-25th

Monday: Rest (sick day)

Tuesday: 5m easy 10:00/pace, lots of walking

Wednesday: 4m easy 7:55/pace, 20 min core,  3 Rounds- 5 pullups, 10 pushups, 15 butterfly situps

Thursday: 2m easy 8:30/pace, 5 Rounds- 500m row, 20 wall ball squat/throws, 20 alt lunges w/ball twist, 20 situps

Friday: 6m (2 x 2m tempo, both tempos at 7:13/pace, warm up/recovery & cooldown @ 9:00/pace) 

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: 2.5m hilly hike + 9.5m easy 8:08/pace

Total Miles: 26.5

Finish this sentence: you know you’re a runner when…

Author: She's Going the Distance


12 thoughts on “You Know You’re a Runner

  1. These are too funny. I think I’d add you know you’re a runner when you categorize tv into “stretching shows” and “foam rolling shows”.

  2. haha – I love that first picture … there is always about that giddy ‘caught laughing’ look that makes me smile 🙂

    You know you’re a runner when … you grab a fleece when the office feels chilly below 68F … the same say you ran 7.5 miles outside in -20 wind chills.

    What? Just me? 😀

  3. OMG I loved “Blogs are your news” and “do whatever it takes to end your run on an even 1/10th of a mile. So true. That’s my garmin map like every day.

  4. This list rocks! I can especially relate to #2 and #11!!

  5. Ha! Love it! You know you’re a runner when 75% of your laundry is running clothes!

  6. LOL, funny stuff! We were talking the other day how people will skip a portapotty to pee against a wall during a race for some reason. And yeah, I saw some ugly crying at the end of the Key West Half Marathon last week and I totally got why they were doing it…funny how it wasn’t strange to me.

  7. Bahahaha!!! I am sooooo totally digging you on numbers 1,2, and 6 fo’ sho’ chica lol 🙂 Love this post!!!

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