Sunday, December 26, 2010

You Know You're a Runner When...

  • you're from the US but you judge distances in meters, not feet or yards.
  • you can look at a grass field and guess its circumference almost exactly.
  • 4 minutes is a sacred duration of time.
  • you know every PR you have ran at every distance, even your friends', teammates', and idols' PRs.. to the tenth of a second... not to metion the splits you ran in that killer speed workout a couple of weeks back...but you have trouble remembering things like your phone number or your mom's birthday.
  • you go and play basketball with your friends and you're the guy running in circles pissing the crap out of all of the non-runners just for the fun of it. But you still suck at basketball.
  • the first thing you notice about someone is their calves.
  • ultimate frisbee is the only other sport your good at.
  • a car honk makes your middle finger rise into the air by reflex.

I got these from this thread on the forum at  Most were modified a little bit for my needs and to make them funnier in my opinion. These were just my favorites, there's many more in that link.

I feel like there are a lot of jokes out there universal to all runners, and it shows a sort of connection, which makes them all the more funny.  In this post I also kind of want to show some funny cartoons I've discovered.
Cartoonist: David Farley
Owner: Fayetteville Area Running Association
Do you guys have anymore good "you know you're a runner..." jokes?  Any good cartoons?  I'd love to read/see them, feel free to leave a comment!


  1. You know the meaning of the word "fartlek."

  2. Haha, good one, or you don't laugh everytime you hear it!


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