you know youre a distance runner when

It turns out we runners have lots in common, and these are 22 signs that you might be a distance runner!  Ha ha ha ENJOY.

You get excited when you hear that there is a new Energy Gel flavor.

You keep track of your shoes’ mileage more than your car’s mileage.

You can use endorphins in a sentence.

You could watch a whole marathon and not be bored.

You always consider chafing while dressing yourself.

Your friends know to never call you after 10:00pm.

You’re not embarrassed to show someone where your hamstring *really* hurts.

You’re not embarrassed to tell your friends you used your mitten to wipe yourself because the port-o-potties were out of toilet paper!

You live in the United States and actually know how far a kilometer is.

You’re covered in lube and have no plans of sex.

You have the memory of a 95-year-old: you limp across the marathon finish in tears from the complete pain and then you start training for the next one two weeks later.

You can name the exact distance from your home to every landmark in town.

You can eat 4,000 calories and still be negative calories for the day.

You could throw away your t-shirt at the end of the day and still go an entire year without having to buy a new one.

You get excited about getting older because of the extra time you get in Boston qualifying times.

You are tallying up this year’s mileage and wondering if it will exceed last year’s!

You’re already worried about how you’ll get your long run in on Christmas this year, with it being on a Saturday!

You’re always aware of the color of your urine (for hydration purposes of course).

You think that not running is cruel & unusual punishment. Even if you’re injured.

You’re more excited to show your running wardrobe off to others than your every day wardrobe.

You look forward to running on the holidays because there’s less traffic to avoid.

You postpone the alcohol consumption at holiday parties/birthdays until after your race.

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