Whether you're good with two miles or you regularly clock a 10-K before breakfast, you know: Runners are a special breed of crazy—in a good way. Here are 16 weird, wild, and kind of hilarious things only runners get:
Your hourly weather app gets more action than your partner.Refresh...refresh again. Because how else are you supposed to know when you can squeeze in a few miles between thunderstorms?
You have special run-derwear—and they're total granny panties that you wouldn't be caught dead in otherwise.
You've definitely canceled plans to go for a run. Happy hour can wait. Your run can't.
You know way too much about running ailments. IT band pain? Please. You could treat that in your sleep.
You have a permanent sports bra tan line...even though you run in the early morning...wearing SPF 50.
You squeeze stretching into your everyday routine. Hey, shaving is the perfect time to loosen up your hammies.
You regularly use your T-shirt as a backup tissue/sweat mop. It's basically the only reason you wear one on a hot day.
You've painted toenail polish on your skin where a toenail used to be. What else are you supposed to do when you lose them on the regular?
You always know exactly how far you just ran. Running GPS: Best. Invention. Ever.
You hang your running shorts out to dry after workouts...without washing them first. They're good for at least three runs before they hit the washer.
You use your sports bra as a handbag. It makes an excellent one: Smart phone, credit card, cash, ear buds—they've all taken a ride in there.
You have zero issues having sex right after a run. You're already sweaty, so...
You've peed outside a ton. When you've got to go, and all that.
Sweaty running hair doesn't faze you. Just unwind it from a top knot after a run, blow dry the sweat out, and you're good to go to the office! You like to think of it as your "special running hairdo."
You always overpack when you travel. And we're not talking tank tops, jeans, and ballet flats—between running shorts, shoes, sports bras, socks, and an extra sweatshirt (no freaking way are you taking the day off if it’s chilly!), you've got about three square inches in your suitcase for those other things.
You feel off on days off. Life just isn't the same without your daily sweat fest.