Perseverance.  Focus.  Endurance.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, (2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.)
        Hebrews 12:1-2
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You Know You're a Runner When.....

So this past week I've been bombarded with questions about running, but one question in particular spiked inspiration: What makes a person a runner? This sounds like a simple question with an equally simple answer, but I like to switch it up a bit. So, how DO you know if you're a 'real' runner? Well, here are a few signs you've converted:

You know you're a runner when......

1. Your first thought when you look at weekly weather forecasts is, "When can I fit in my runs?"

2. You have more sweaty running clothes than regular clothes in your laundry pile.

3. You go into Starbucks more often to use the bathroom than to actually buy coffee.

4. You no longer make fun of fanny packs because your running belt is curiously similar to them. (but much cooler)

5. Your treadmill or running shoes have more miles on them than your car.

6. You're not embarrassed to wear spandex.

7. The salespeople at your local running shop know and greet you by name.

8. You've developed a friendship with port-a-potties.

9. You know where your illiotibial band is located.

10. You spend more time researching running routes than local restaurants and attractions when traveling to a new city.

11. You know exactly where one mile from your front door is (in any direction).

12. When you hear "PR" you automatically think 'personal record', not 'public relations'.

13. You keep extra running clothes and shoes in your car "just in case."

14. Your Facebook or Twitter updates frequently involve running.

15. You get jealous when you're driving in your car and you pass runners.

16. When you hear the word "bib," you think about a race number, not a baby.

17. You know how to convert miles to kilometers and vice versa.

18. You say things like, "I'm running an easy 5 miler today," and actually mean it.

19. You don't run faster to lose weight, you lose weight to run faster.

20. You actually look forward to freezing-cold ice baths.


Hope this provided y'all some comic relief, and if you fall under any of these statements, you are DEFINITELY a runner.....especially for #13!


Happy Trails!!

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