Ran: 6.3 miles / 10 km - Running Group - intervals
... your vacation trips for 2011 are mainly planned around races. And even the one trip that isn't (skitrip), sort of is, because you figured out that hill work outs are perfect training for the Edinburgh marathon a month later. Ofcourse this means that you will only hit the slopes to ski for a couple of hours a day, because a. you'll have to do the hill work outs, and b. the skiing might leave your legs feeling tired.
... your 2011 calendar is almost completely filled with races - and it's only September 2010. You already have races planned for November 2011. Including 6 marathons and 3 ultra marathons for the year. Too much? You say 'Nah'...
... a good friend asks you if you would like to join her on a city trip and you convince her to go in a certain weekend. You haven't told her yet that there's a marathon in that city...that exact weekend. Such a coincidence!
... at the water cooler you're babbling along about your GI issues with your co-workers without considering how they might feel about your honesty. Later on you find out that they're officially using your name and 'ewwww' in one sentence now...
... you're seriously considering to not attend next week's office party, because you have a 20 miler scheduled the next morning, and they probably won't serve enough pasta / other carb food at that party. Plus all the dancing will make your legs feel tired. And now your co-workers tell you that you're 'just no fun'...and, frankly, you couldn't care less.
... you know skipping tonight's interval work out is the wise thing to do, but you still feel bad about skipping it...for the rest of the night. Thoughts of not finishing the New York City Marathon or not running a sub-4 are bouncing through your head.
... you find out that your favorite running shoe is discontinued, and you immediately call every retailer around to get your hands on whatever color they have left in your size. Even if this means that you will have three grey / pink pairs of the same running shoe. And you don't even like that color.
... you set the alarm for 6 AM this morning, just so you could register for the Paris Marathon in April 2011 (registration opened today). And then you started texting all your friends 'I got in'. At 6:15 AM in the morning. Needless to say that you received some very grumpy text messages throughout the day...
Please, confess on your 'you know you're a runner when...' behavior!