You Know You're a Marathoner If...
(excerpted from a website the ones that apply to me)
~ You roll your eyes when people talk about low carb diets.
~ "18 weeks" becomes your most important unit of time.
~ You'd rather run a marathon than go on a "real" holiday.
~ You no longer think people who run marathons are crazy.
~ After finishing a really tough 26.2-mile run, your first thought is: "Next race, I'm going to...."
~ You have a pile of shoes in your closet because you feel like you have to have new running shoes every 400 miles.
~ You spend too much time on the Internet reading about other peoples' workouts.
~ You think high 40s/low 50s and overcast sounds like perfect weather.
~ When someone mentions that they live in another city, you immediately think, "Oh, I hear that's a good running city" or "Good God! I couldn't live there! Their marathon is cruddy and there's nowhere to run!"
~ You get up earlier on weekends than you do during the work week.
~ You shower about 12 times a week.
~ Every time you see a runner when you're driving you feel like you too should be running, even if you ran 15 miles earlier in the day.
~ When you go away for a weekend (or week) your most consuming thoughts are how you are going to get your runs in.
~ When you're driving somewhere and you see a distance to next town sign and automatically calculate how long it would take to run there.
~ You wear more electronics on a run than are in the dash of your car.
~ A 5k is considered speedwork.
~ You daydream about Sunday morning's LR all week.
~ Missing a day of running depresses the &*#@ out of you, even if you're sick or injured.
~ You understand what is meant by BQ,CIM,MCM, etc.
~ You can drink from a cup while running and don't mind that half goes on your chest.
~ Complete strangers come up to you and say "I saw you running the other day..."
~ The phrase "you're crazy" or "how can you possibly run that far" doesn't even warrant a response any more.
~ You've run more miles than you've driven so far this year.
~ You think ultra runners are only slightly crazy.
~ Your friends realize they can't threaten you with "I'll kick you out of the car right here" because they know you can make it home, and you might actually enjoy the challenge.
~ It's okay to have a mistake and run an extra mile, but if you realize you shorted yourself .2 miles on any run, you freak out.
~ You work out the difference in distance between running in lane 1 and running in lane 4
~ You know who Pheidippides is.
~ You know the story of why the marathon is precisely 26 miles 385 yards (42,195 metres).
~ You feel a little insulted when you tell someone you've just run a marathon and they ask, "Did you finish?"
Excerpts from: http://www.doitsports.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=0017BT