Running…Again Plus Some Life

It’s coming…I can feel it in my bones. 🙂 Only 10 days, 2 hours, and 10 minutes. Yeah, I actually have a countdown on my cell phone for the last day of school. I will be done on Friday at 10:30. Whoopee! More prayer would be appreciated. I am still trying to pull off that 3.5 gpa! I think I am there in all my classes, but with two more tests in every one, I am worried. However, I was at a bible study on Sunday night, and we talked about our response to situations, and I realized I am not very good in that aspect of life. I work hard, don’t get the result I want, and freak out. I can’t control life, but I can control my response to life. Must remember that one…

For all you runners out there:
You might be a runner if …
you need a magnifying glass to see your name in the newspaper. …
people say, “you run three miles…at once?” …
you go to a golf course to run. …
you combine phrases like “10 mile run” and “easy run” in the same breath. …
you enjoy running hills. …
youre running in your dreams.
. …you don’t know what an “off-season” means.
your calves are bigger than your biceps. …
you wake up in the morning and find that youre already running.
your sport is other sports’ punishment.
your heart rate is below 50 and you are not dying.
ibuprofen is your recreational drug of choice.
your feet look like you’ve spent 10 years in a Vietnamese p.o.w. camp.
you don’t laugh every time you hear fartlek. (Actually I do love this word and it makes me laugh)
you are from the US and you think in terms of meters not feet or yards.
all your white shirts have mud spots up the back of them.
while everyone is sleeping you are up running, and while everyone is awake you are sleeping. (The story of my life :))
you have 5% body fat yet you dont live in Somalia.
you feel one second is a lot of time. you understand the speed limit signs in Canada.
your school notebooks are covered with split times.
you almost wish that a pickpocket would grab your wallet so that you could chase him down. (Dude, that would be sweet!)
a “ladder” has nothing to do with home maintenance.
“quarters” are not a monetary unit. you have a hard time turning to the right
your pin number for your ATM is a personal record. …
finishers ribbons are definitely not keepers.
you actually recognize soccer as a sport. (Yeah, baby!)
you can easily recognize the difference between Gatorade and Powerade. …
when a non-runner asks you if you “jog” you have to fight the urge to punch them in the face. your email address contains something to do with running.
the “dont walk” sign means “run”
you don’t think adding onto a run for two minutes is a ridiculous idea.
you think people who wear those water packs/belts are pussies.
you haven’t made it to the toilet or the woods fast enough more than once.
port-a-johns are a luxury.
it is no longer possible to sprain your ankles. they can’t anymore…
you set your alarm for 6 am on the weekend. Pretty much
you’ll run 18 miles but must find the perfect spot at the grocery store to park because you hate to walk. Haha, too true.
you plan your meals around your workouts. Basically, yeah.
when you run on trails and trip over a stump, you get your watch stopped before you hit the ground.
you stay up 4 hrs past your normal bedtime to watch 4 minutes of tv.
your morning shower is about an hour after you wake up. …
you have a spike wrench on your keychain. …
you’ve ever walked around with your hands in your pockets just so you could feel your quads flex with each stride. …
you learn the most about your teammates during practices where not one word is spoken.
you laugh when someone tells you 800m is long distance.
you hate walking up steps. I don’t anymore. 🙂
the internal question: spikes or flats?
made fun of the ROTC people dying on their morning jog at 6 am.
you’ve scoffed at military people trying to impress you with the times they had to get up to run. you have heard of Coos Bay, Oregon. …
can recognize a teammate by the sound of their breathing.
…you have contests to see who has the most blisters on their feet. …
you write directions to your house in metric and your friends aren’t confused. …
you could watch a whole marathon and not get bored. …
you’ve ever relieved yourself in an empty water bottle in the back of an athletic van. …Um, no.
your idea of “quality time” is a cool-down jog together. …
when you run on a treadmill there’s always an empty one to either side of you despite the line of guys waiting to use one.
you laugh when a math problem involves running times that are not fast.
you have a watch tan line.
you have figured out a ways to sleep comfortably on a bus even with a large gym bag by your side.
when running by a police radar, you sprint to see how fast your mph is.
. you do calf raises while brushing your teeth.
when you drive you think about your speed in minutes/mile.
you mumble expletives when someone is walking faster than you.
you look for reflections off windows so you can analyze your stride.
you practice drafting in every day life, driving and walking.
you run to cross country practice.
you include running analogies in your papers.
you have asked the question sowhat are your pr’s? more than once.
you consider a 15 mile run a good cure for a hangover
You know that the best cure for constipation is mile 3 of 15
Your fridge contains two types of drinks: Beer and Gatorade (Well, not really. :))
…you plan a “vacation” to Boston in the middle of April. (I want to so bad, but maybe after I graduate :))

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