Adverse Camber

I started this blog to get me through the London Marathon 2011. It was quite a challenge as I only started running on the 3rd of May 2010. I finished the marathon with painful blisters and quite a lot of money for a great charity!

This blog is now taking me on a new journey - to a fitter lifestyle aided by running.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Real runners!

I'm sure you've heard them all.  You're a real runner when:
  • you have black toenails
  • you spend more on a pair of trainers than any other pair of shoes
  • you schedule your life around running, not running around your life 
  • your fridge contains 'energy' products
  • you can never have enough safety pins
  • before you even have children you are considering how much a baby jogger costs and whether you would get dodgy looks propelling your infant around the park
  • your medicine cabinet contains ibuprofen gel, deep heat and stacks of blister plasters
  • you check the weather report so you know what to wear running and when to run
  • you have more running clothes than any others waiting to be washed
  • you growl when someone refers to 'jogging'
  • you have medals and t-shirts from various races that have no purpose, but you can't part with them
  • you know where all the loos are on your running routes (and failing that where the dense foliage is)
  • you can eat like a horse and need to
  • you have as many receipts from running stores as you do supermarkets
There are many more, but I have a new one and it happened to me in the dusky, wet park last night.
  • you know you're a runner when you swallow your first fly
You're definitely a runner if you see this as protein rather than 'ick'.

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