Sunday, December 27, 2009

How to know if you're hooked on running

Do any of these tell-tale signs apply in your life?
  • On big days like Thanksgiving and Christmas, you squeeze in a morning run and end up burning more calories that day than you eat.
  • Your most expensive piece of 'jewelry' is your GPS watch.
  • You turn down Friday night social invitations so you can be up bright and early for your long run on Saturday.
  • When you get sick or injured, you act like an abandoned puppy until you're well enough to run again.
  • You have lucky socks that you save for special runs and races.
  • The best thing about time off work for Christmas is all that extra daylight running available to you.
Well, I'm totally hooked, and that's OK, I'm loving it. Yesterday I managed a long slow distance run of 14 miles, and while my knee started whispering very gently for the last mile, it's absolutely fine today. So I'm still in with a chance of at least being able to start the Napa marathon with 2 working legs.

However, time is getting tight and I won't be able to do as much total training as I would like. But hey, the last few miles of a marathon are supposed to be grim, aren't they? I'd hate to miss out on the full experience. :)

Photo thanks: Ariel da Silva Parreira


  1. Whoo hoo, I was shaking my head from side to side as none of those questions relate to me, but I am totally inspired and whoop whooping for you. My xmas gifts were all camera related while hubbies were all running or ski-ing goodies, perhaps I can somehow combine the two (I can take great snaps of him in his new running thermals!) Seriously though you and the hubster have inspired me to add 'increase walking very fast to a run' to the top of my New Year Resolutions list. Well done you!!, Kathy.

  2. Haha! My head was nodding up and down to all those questions--vigorously at the GPS/jewelry one! I'm so glad you are running LSDs again.

    And thank you for always reading and responding to my posts! It's nice to know that someone out there is doing the same (crazy) things as I am. Good job on the 14er :)

  3. So, my answers were all a big 'No,' but I'm totally inspired by you and if I could get rid of this knee pain I'd be attempting to run. So glad to hear your knee was OK during your run!

  4. I'm so happy you commented on my blog so that I could find your blog! Alas, I'm not a runner but I've always hoped to become one! I've already added you to my google reader, I can't wait to see how your race goes! Good luck!

  5. Great list!! I loved where you turn down social invitations because I do that all the time, and people do not understand!! :-)

  6. Hello there, simply become alert to your weblog thru Google, and fosbobetund that it’s really informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels


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