You know you’re a (crazy) runner when…

Borrowing a page from my fellow (crazy) runner friends! (like this girl!)

You know you’re a (crazy) runner when… 

… you routinely route and re-route your next few scheduled runs, playing them over in your head on repeat (works especially well when trying to drift off to sleep at night)

… you don’t immediately nix the idea of running outside this fall/early winter even though it’ll be dark out in the early morning. Anything to avoid the dreadmill.

… you also consider tactics for befriending your dreadmill, mentally putting it on your to-do list for after the clocks change.

…the thought of *not* having wine with dinner on a Saturday night doesn’t seem like such a bummer when a half marathon is on the schedule for the next day.

…you pride yourself on being one of the few runners that aren’t addicted to their Garmin 305 and redoing their iPod playlist about a thousand times a week (NOT that there’s anything wrong with that!!). Call me a low-maintenance runner, relatively speaking!

…you find a real need for special socks to wear while running (what, is that weird?) <–this one is courtesy of my sis!

…your love affair with oatmeal, peanut butter, bananas, and bagel thins hits an all-time high.

…you find yourself faced not with major butterflies everytime you think about the half marathon coming up, and instead have convinced yourself to think of it as *just* another long training run.

…you kinda like (ok, really like) the taste of Clif Shot Blox…sorta reminiscent of Starburst candies (strawberry flavor!)

…you can’t wait to reward yourself with a pair of brand spankin’ new sneaks after the race, from your favorite local running store that fits you to the right shoe every.single.time.

…you see registration reminders for a 25k just weeks after your half marathon and you think “hmm…that’s only a *few* more miles longer than a half…what if?” (for which I totally blame my sister, yes, my SISTER for seeding this thought process in particular…)

But don’t take my word for it – what makes you a (crazy) runner??