Wednesday, August 26, 2009

You know you're a runner when...

  • your first thought when you look at the weekly weather forecast is, "When can I fit in my runs?" check
  • you have more running clothes than regular clothes in your laundry pile. not necessarily true cause i wash my running clothes usually after a run
  • you've lost a toenail. And you tell people, "It's not that bad."
  • you smirk when non-runners ask you, "So how long is this marathon?" check
  • you have a drawer full of medals and other race souvenirs that you're not sure what to do with.
  • you go into Starbucks more often to use the bathroom than to actually buy coffee. in my case, rite aid. this is sooo true. i also go into that rite aid for water. lol
  • you no longer make fun of fanny packs because your running belt looks very similar (although cooler) to one.
  • you've used an old race T-shirt to wash your car, dust furniture, or clean something else. no, but i do wear race t-shirt/s
  • your treadmill has more miles on it than your car. i dont run on personally against them
  • you get an invitation to a wedding and you automatically think about what race the date will conflict with.
  • you have dreams about showing up to a race late or not wearing any clothes.
  • you're not embarrassed to wear spandex. i still dont like them.
  • the salespeople at your local running shop know you by name.
  • you're always hungry. check
  • you know how to take a cup of water from a water stop w ithout choking on it or spilling it all over yourself.
  • at least one of your web site usernames or email addresses has the word "run" or "runner" in it. this blog is called girlontherun..check
  • you know where your illiotibial band is located.
  • you no longer hate port-a-johns. In fact, there have been times when you've been very happy to see one. i still hate public bathrooms and port-a-johns.

  • you wear your running watch even when you're not running. i dont have a running watch. should probably get one soon.

  • you've had your running shoes for three months and you know it's already time to replace them. nope. every 400 miles ill change them.
  • you spend more time researching running routes than local restaurants when traveling to a new city. check
  • your physical therapist's receptionist knows you by the sound of your voice on the phone.
  • you know where exactly one mile from your front door is (in any direction). very very true.
  • you know how to correctly spell and pronounce plantar fasciitis.
  • you own more pairs of running socks than dress socks. i wear the same socks for everything...though i dont think i have dress socks.
  • when you hear PR, you automatically think "personal record", not "public relations". check
  • you pack more running clothes than bathing suits when going on a beach vacation.
  • you have running clothes and an extra pair of running shoes in your car, "just in case."
  • your holiday wish list can be fulfilled at any running or sporting goods store.
  • 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?"
  • you have several drawers dedicated to running shirts.
  • you get excited when the new Runner's World comes in the mail.check
  • your Facebook or Twitter updates frequently involve running.check
  • your only recent photos of you alone are race photos.
  • you always have your next race on the calendar.
  • your runs are sometimes longer than your commute to work or school. CHECK! theyre ALWAYS longer.
  • your running partners know more about your bodily functions than your significant other.
  • How do you decide if you are a real runner? When you feel the best after your most difficult runs and wind up depressed because you have accepted your own excuses for not running at all. When you never see a runner on the street or passing your house without wishing that you were warmed up and ready to follow. When you can no longer imagine a full life without it...

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009

    i hate humidity.
    because of work and humidity, i have been running on average 3 times a week, instead of 5-6. isnt this upsetting? right now im at a library because i literally couldnt run anymore. i am soaked and very much exhausted and pissed off from the heat and humidity. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    im moving in next sunday.
    classes start on tuesday.
    this should be interesting.

    Sunday, August 9, 2009

    the weird thing is that the more eventful/interesting my life gets, the less i update this blog. with stuff happening like crazy, by the time i get to this blog, ive lost the urge to update here. argh!

    also this is so not a running blog anymore, though my running has undoubtedly gone to a new level in these past three weeks. my left thigh is still sightly injured. it still hurts when i run. only the first few minutes, though. so its tolerable. i still have yet to buy icyhot. maybe i wont need it anymore.

    on friday, i ran to walmart and bought a bike!!! ahhh! it finally happened! ill be riding this bike to class from college to busch next semester. there is just this bliss i know i would get from riding my bike across the river, on route 18 at 8 in the morning. i cant wait! what a great way to start off a day.

    Monday, August 3, 2009

    im really starting to hate boys. why is it that i always have a guy on my mind?!! i just dont want to think about him at all, is that too much to ask?! and also im VERY occupied. im thinking about him not because im bored.
    this last guy that kinda of dated, im still thinking about him. WHY?!?!??!!! though mad props to me for never cried and got depressed over him. there was/is nothing to cry about. however, i do still always think about him. hes not even worth it.