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Before You Were a Runner

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blizzard2.jpgBefore you were a runner there is no way you would have paid $90 for a pair of sneakers–every six months.

Before you were a runner you thought people who were running just before a race were insane.

Before you were a runner you would have spit out the sugar water that you now drink every 10 minutes.

Before you were a runner you thought women runners were too skinny.

Before you were a runner you would have called tapering “wearing out.”

Before you were a runner you had no idea how far 10K was.

Before you were a runner you would not have told people you had foot blisters and black toenails.

Before you were a runner you were afraid to go outside before dawn.

Before you were a runner you thought Keflezighi was a rare tropical disease.

Before you were a runner you made fun of people in tights or short shorts.

Before you were a runner you thought nutrition that came out of a squeeze tube was for astronauts.

Before you were a runner you didn’t how ketones smelled.

Before you were a runner you would have laughed hysterically at people doing lunges, strides or butt kicks.

Before you were a runner you never watched running on TV.

Before you were a runner your favorite website wasn’t CompleteRunning.com, it was this.

About Mike Antonucci

I ran 6-minute miles when I was in the military, then tapered for 20 years. Two-time marathoner (3:43 PR), my next goal is to stay healthy enough to run another. There are literally thousands of people handing out running advice and serious tips. I prefer to focus on the humorous or odd facets of our shared obsession. Let's face it, running is funny.



3 Comments
  1. Greg on the Run on June 13th at 5:32 pm

    Before I was a runner, I thought Body Glide was something purchased in the red light district.

    Before I was a runner, I thought The Stick was, well, a stick.

  2. lonerunner.wordpress on June 14th at 3:02 pm

    LOL. funny!

  3. madeline on June 17th at 5:21 pm

    Before I was a runner, I never got out of bed before 7 am…and thought people who got up at 4:30 am were crazy.

    Before I was a runner, I never got excited about buying new socks.

    madeline’s last blog post..yep. it’s official.

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