We’re a quirky bunch, we runners…  We do odd little things and don’t think twice about it, yet our non-running friends think we’re nuts.  When I tell my friends something about a one of my runs and they don’t understand, I say, “Never mind, it’s a runner thing.”  So buckle your seat belts, sit back, and see how many times you say, “Oh yeah, I do that!”

Have you ever seen someone hold their Garmin up toward the sky to try to get a better satellite signal?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Photo courtesy of Meagan

Have you ever seen someone dressed in florescent green or yellow from head to toe and they think they look good?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen a guy’s nipples bleeding through his shirt?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen someone stand in a porta-potty line, only to get back in line when they finish?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen someone wear shoes with toes in them?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen someone wear a shirt with the name of their sport on on it, as if they might forget what they are supposed to be doing?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen someone get giddy with excitement over the number 26?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen someone that would prefer to shop in a store like this, over Nordstrom?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen someone get truly happy when the trail water fountains get turned on in the spring?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen someone jump for joy because they see a porta-potty?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen someone blow a snot rocket?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever heard someone yell, “Poop!” on the trail, so his friends don’t step in it?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen someone crash a hotel in the early hours of the morning just for the bathrooms? Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen anyone touch a sign or mile marker before turning around to make the distance official?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen someone get to what appears to be the end of their run, only to see them keep running down their street, around their neighbor’s house and back, just to get to that magic  5.0 mile number (or more, but never less) on their Garmin screen?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Photo courtesy of Meagan

Have you ever seen a group of friends at a restaurant the night before a big race, laughing, talking about running, and eating pasta?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen someone eat lots of pasta and call it carbo-loading?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen someone standing along the trail with Gatorade and water; or have you seen a bag of Gatorade and water setting along the trail?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen a birthday cake get inhaled in one night by a group of very fit friends?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever seen a birthday gift bag that’s full of GU, Sports Beans, Gatorade, a Runner Girl magnet, a water bottle, and a running store gift certificate; and known that it’s exactly what your friend wanted?  Don’t worry…

IT’S A RUNNER THING

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Have you ever been out on a run and wondered how anyone would know how to get in touch with your family if you were hurt or injured?  You should worry…

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  • Questions:
  • Which of these “runner things” do you do most often?
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Happy Running! ~ Deb