Tuesday, November 10, 2009

You know you are an Ultra Runner When?

1) Your feet look better without toenails.
2) Your idea of a fun date is a 30-mile training run.
3) You're tempted to look for a bush when there's a long line for the public restroom.
4) Peeing in the toilet seems unnatural
5) You don't think twice about eating food you've picked up off the floor.
6)You can expound on the virtues of eating salt.
7) You develop an unnatural fear of mountain lions.

8) You have more buckles than belts.
9 )Your ideal way to celebrate your birthday is to run at least your age in miles with some fellow crazies.
10 You run marathons for speed work.
11) When "NEXT GAS 36 MILES" signs start sounding like tempting runs.
12) You visit a national park with your family and notice a thirty-mile trail connecting where you are with the place your family wants to visit next, which is a 100-mile drive away, and you think "Hmmmm".


SteveQ said...

My favorite: You know you're an ultrarunner when the winner finishes on a different day than you do.

EJ said...

I love your list, here is another one-
You often find yourself eating your way through the kitchen like a ravonous bear at a picnic.

George said...

...an Ultra Cyclist when?

1) You tell your significant other you'll ride there and would she please bring your change of clothes (for Thanksgiving Dinner) ;)

2) You do centuries for speed work

3) Every deep thought and every great idea came to you while you were on the bike

4) Your closet is full of cycling gear and you can't find "any" street clothes to wear

5) When you call your vacations- bikations.

6) When taking the long way home from work involves lights, and at least 1,500 portable calories

7) When you look at a Recommend Daily Allowances and scoff

8) When you look at "servings per container" and divide by two to achieve a more accurate number.

Meg Runs said...

I've only done one ultra but I have gone on and on about salt and the "next 36 miles" thing always happens to me.."if you could just let me out here and I meet you there, I'll get in that 36 miles!"
I guess I'm not so abnormal after all!

Anonymous said...

1/2 price peticures......

smilinggreenmom said...

Love this! ...and you know your a runner when you live on your heatng pad and Topricin pain/muscle cream! I just love your blog - so cute. I seriously have to get back into shape NOW! Thanks for the mojo!

Chris Roman said...

I guess it's all over. Everything on that list actually sounded good and many of those thoughts have passed through my brain already!

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

Thanks to all for your great comments:)


Kevin Walsh said...

...an ultra cyclist when?

George - You are right on on every point you made about ultra cycling.

I have one more: When one of your favorite bike rides is the local motorcycle club's longest ride of the year.


healthy ashley said...

I love this!! My goal is to work up to an ultra and this post only got me more excited about it :)