A few funny ways to know if you’ve become a cross country runner:
People ask you, "You run three miles... all at once?"
Dogs that chase you have to work hard to keep up.
You need a magnifying glass to see your name in the newspaper.
You have chafing in strange places. .
You can run farther in a week than your bus travels for meets.
You go to a golf course... to run.
You use phrases like "8 mile" and "easy run" in the same breath.
You can eat your weight in pasta.
You spend more on training clothes and shoes than school clothes.
Your Christmas list includes more than one pair of running shoes.
You get excited when you see a hill coming up.
You can sharpen an axe blade on your calves.
You can maintain your race pace while throwing up.
You consider school a break between runs.
"Chariots of Fire" is actually entertaining to you.
Your watch is more expensive than your car.
Your dress shoes have spikes.
You know as many names for pain as Eskimos know words for snow.
You don't know what an off-season means.
You can hit targets with your snot rocket.
You routinely race dogs down the street...and win.
Your off-season training for the next starts a week after State.
You often hear people screaming, "Run, Forrest, run!"
You have more races t-shirts than socks.
While visiting the Empire State Building, you would rather run all the stairs to the top… for fun.
You can pronounce all Kenyan names.
Last Modified on August 19, 2016