you are truly a marathon runner.
~ An 8 mile hill workout, despite it’s difficulty feels like you’re cheating on the mileage.
~ the distance is, dare I say, easy….
~ you are visualizing you are at mile 24 when you have two miles left to go on your run
~ you imagine you are .2 from the finish during the last part of your run, and you push until the very end
~you grin so big when you’re done that the people passing you in cars, on bicycles, and walking think you are smiling at them
~you eat, sleep, dream, repeat anything marathon
~you think about pancakes often
~you are guilty of begging your friends to run “only one more mile” with you, and it’s often more than one
~you confuse your non-running friends and co-workers with the terms: speed work, hill workout, tempo runs, and fartleks
~fartleks are not only funny to say, but fun to do
~you do your speed work on the trails because it’s harder
~you’ve fallen multiple times and aren’t afraid to bare your bandages, then scars
~you’re already contemplating, not one, but two more marathons in the near future, including one of the toughest in the area
~you spend more money on running clothes, gear, fuel, real food, and headbands than on work clothes
~you eat A LOT. Did I say A LOT?!
~you’re excited because your best four-legged buddy is building miles with you
~ your BIG day is marathon day!
Richmond, I’m going knock your socks off!
Live. Love. RUN. Passionately!