I may never be able to understand this particular brand of a person, but hey, running may not be all that bad. These are just a few of things that every runner seems to understand.
1. You used to hate running
Nobody is born with a burning desire to run - that's just basic physics.
2. You still don’t love running
Or at least you never admit you do. You just don't hate it as much as most people. As for when that change of opinion happened, it's pretty debatable.
3. Your watch is your best friend
Garmin? Suunto? Maybe you're a little more hip and chose the Nike+ Apple Watch. Whatever your preference, you can't run without your timepiece.
4. The vacuum-sealed water bottle was designed for you
A bottle that can keep water cold in 95° weather? I don't what that is if it's not magic.
5. You’ve got an app that might as well be your personal trainer
Switching from Strava to Nike+ Run Club? Not unless all my miles can come with me.
6. If you didn’t track it, it didn’t happen
There really is nothing worse than being so hyped for a run you forget to press start.
8. You have a post-run routine that has to be done
On the best days, it takes as much time to cool down as it did to actually run.
9. You’ve set an alarm to go for a run
An early wake up is brutal, but the cooler temperatures are unbeatable.
10. Off days are more of a guideline than a rule
Cross-training is a great way to prevent boredom on non-running days, and offers a chance to work on those T. Rex arms.
11. You can’t imagine a life without running
Biking is fun and all, but there's really nothing quite like running.