• 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