Thursday, January 24, 2008

You know you are an ultra-runner if... :)

Just had very funny 20 min going through the list of the symptoms of ultra-running addiction, collected by Kevin Sayers.

I can relate to all of them, even although I have not run any distances beyond 40M yet.

Here are the things that resonated with me the most:

7. You don't recognize your friends with their clothes on.
31. Your friends recognize your better dressed in shorts than in long pants.

8. You have more buckles than belts.

12. Your feet look better without toenails.
60. Your pedicure kit includes a pair of pliers.
61. Your number of toes to toenails doesn't match.

17. You develop an unnatural fear of mountain lions.

21. Your ideal way to celebrate your birthday is to run at least your age in miles with some fellow crazies.
22. Your ideal way to have fun is to run as far as you can afford to with some fellow crazies.

24. You run marathons for speed work.

28. People at work think you're in a whole lot better shape than you think you are.
29. You actually are in a whole lot better shape than you think you are.

30. Your weekend runs are limited by how much time you have, not by how far you can run.

34. You think of pavement as a necessary evil that connects trails.

56. As an infant you were dropped on your head.

61. When the races you enter end in a different area code. -and pass through several different Zip codes enroute.

83. Somebody asks about the distance of an upcoming race and you, without thinking, say, "Oh, it's just a 50K."
91. You are embarrassed that you've only done 50K's...

Gratefully and shamelessly copied from Kevin Sayers' UltRunR website:


Anonymous said...

i have another one:

when you seriously consider taking another e-cap that you just threw up!!!

(a guy had this on his t-shirt)

Kirk Fortini said...

Dmitri, this was just the funny thing that I needed this morning. Those that struck a chord with me were: 3, 7 (happened at Calico 50K when I didn't recognize Charlie), 11, 14, 15, 20, 28-31, 37, 41, 51, 55, 59, 61, 69, 74, 76, 80, 86, 87, 98, 102, 105-107.