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50 Ways to Tell If You're a Runner

50 Ways to Tell If You're a Runner

I'm not sure if it's a person's go-get-it personality that draws one to running, or if it's the act of running itself that makes a person tougher and more extreme. Either way, runners tend to be a different breed of person. Here are some ways to tell if you are a runner.

While my toenails aren't a freak of nature and I definitely don't relieve myself outside as often as my dog, I will admit that I own spandex in more than one color and religiously pay attention to the weather channel to see when it's safe to run outside. So what's your score?

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jlana jlana 7 years
So according to the video, the more smug, the more "legit" a runner you are?
jlana jlana 7 years
So according to the video, the more smug, the more "legit" a runner you are?
burnsrunner burnsrunner 7 years
lol at #17, but I would have to blame my <a href="http://www.funonfoot.com/">running trail book</a> on that one. It has the more routes to run on then I ever came up with on my own. In fact, I was able to spot a runner at a lunch place the other day because they the same book, "Fun on Foot in New York." Too funny!
burnsrunner burnsrunner 7 years
lol at #17, but I would have to blame my running trail book on that one. It has the more routes to run on then I ever came up with on my own. In fact, I was able to spot a runner at a lunch place the other day because they the same book, "Fun on Foot in New York." Too funny!
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
highschool humor IMO
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
highschool humor IMO
syako syako 7 years
<i> A lot of good stuff in there, although, I think this is geared for male student athletes with dogs. </i>Totally agree! The whole time I was thinking, is this for 16 year old boys? And then when I saw the "you're a poser" score, I definitely knew that it was made by a teen-aged boy. But I agree, some were funny. I liked the toenails one, the wishing someone would grab your wallet one, and knowing the street names and their precise distances. :D I'm definitely very exact when giving directions around my town. "Oh, that will be a .5 mile walk, and then if you go there that will be .25 miles." ;)
syako syako 7 years
A lot of good stuff in there, although, I think this is geared for male student athletes with dogs. Totally agree! The whole time I was thinking, is this for 16 year old boys? And then when I saw the "you're a poser" score, I definitely knew that it was made by a teen-aged boy. But I agree, some were funny. I liked the toenails one, the wishing someone would grab your wallet one, and knowing the street names and their precise distances. :D I'm definitely very exact when giving directions around my town. "Oh, that will be a .5 mile walk, and then if you go there that will be .25 miles." ;)
whoiam whoiam 7 years
lol that was pretty funny but im not much of running material dont have the time
Poppie Poppie 7 years
haha38
Poppie Poppie 7 years
haha 38
javsmav javsmav 7 years
ha, that's funny. A lot of good stuff in there, although, I think this is geared for male student athletes with dogs. I do not have magazine pictures of runners or models in bikinis because I am adult female who does not decorate with magazine cut-outs. I don't try to pick up any women, so no need to brag to them about being a fast finisher. And 5% body fat and 4000 calories a day?!?! Not even during marathon training can I eat 4000 calories a day. I also don't have a dog but I do have a career, so unfortunately work does have to come before running if I want to be able to afford work-out clothes and race entries. I only got a 32, which means I am afraid of pain...I think the 55-mile trail relay race I did yesterday and all the other scratches & bruises on my body say otherwise. ps.. the kids in Prefontaine t-shirts are the posers in my opinion.
javsmav javsmav 7 years
ha, that's funny. A lot of good stuff in there, although, I think this is geared for male student athletes with dogs. I do not have magazine pictures of runners or models in bikinis because I am adult female who does not decorate with magazine cut-outs. I don't try to pick up any women, so no need to brag to them about being a fast finisher. And 5% body fat and 4000 calories a day?!?! Not even during marathon training can I eat 4000 calories a day. I also don't have a dog but I do have a career, so unfortunately work does have to come before running if I want to be able to afford work-out clothes and race entries. I only got a 32, which means I am afraid of pain...I think the 55-mile trail relay race I did yesterday and all the other scratches & bruises on my body say otherwise. ps.. the kids in Prefontaine t-shirts are the posers in my opinion.
bellanatella bellanatella 7 years
44. You almost wish someone would grab your wallet just so you could chase them down.^ I've always wanted to show a thief how fast I was ahah. *knocks on wood*
bellanatella bellanatella 7 years
44. You almost wish someone would grab your wallet just so you could chase them down. ^ I've always wanted to show a thief how fast I was ahah. *knocks on wood*
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I'm not a runner, but I do like the video. Funny stuff.I'm more of a jogger. Some of the points I identify with are: -Having no idea what an off season is (I exercise all year around, including during that special time of the month)-I can get high without drugs-My heart rate is under 50 bpm-I realize how obese the rest of the world is-I love getting hit by sprinklersThat's all that applies to me, but I do like the video.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I'm not a runner, but I do like the video. Funny stuff. I'm more of a jogger. Some of the points I identify with are: -Having no idea what an off season is (I exercise all year around, including during that special time of the month) -I can get high without drugs -My heart rate is under 50 bpm -I realize how obese the rest of the world is -I love getting hit by sprinklers That's all that applies to me, but I do like the video.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
"Your laundry bin smells like the inside of a goat's ass." :rotfl:
MonkiChriz MonkiChriz 7 years
Lol...I'm definitely more of a jogger than a runner. I only manage 6 miles max but hey, that's good enough for me. But if I had a runner's metabolism, I would totally eat my weight in pasta!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Ha, I definitely have some of those traits...when I was running a lot, I only had 7 toenails and two of my remaining ones were black.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
16 - I knew I shouldn't have bothered to watch it!But I think this was meant for men, and I definitely am not one of those. I think the body fat percentage question (yikes!) and the question about being yelled at by passing cars (um, yes, I have boobs, thanks for noticing) should cancel each other out for us ladies.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
16 - I knew I shouldn't have bothered to watch it! But I think this was meant for men, and I definitely am not one of those. I think the body fat percentage question (yikes!) and the question about being yelled at by passing cars (um, yes, I have boobs, thanks for noticing) should cancel each other out for us ladies.
jerilynne1 jerilynne1 7 years
If those 50 things define runners, I don't want to be a runner. I enjoy the occasion jog - but living off power bars and gatorade and feeling superior for being able to call a 10 mile run "easy"? No, thanks.
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