31 Signs That You Are Addicted to Running ...

We all know that anyone can develop an addiction to anything. Some addictions are clearly harmful to one’s health and well-being such as drugs, alcohol, medications, and games. However, there are some addictions that are not necessarily bad. One example of this is a running addiction. Here are 31 signs that you are addicted to running.

1. Specifically for the Females

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You know you’re addicted to running when…

• you don’t mind having your hair in a constant ponytail.
• you have as many (or more) pairs of sports bras than your regular bras.

2. Talking and Thinking about It

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You know you’re addicted to running when…

• it’s all you can talk about with your family and friends.
• you find yourself thinking about it all the time.

3. Running Shoes

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You know you’re addicted to running when…

• you own more pairs of running shoes than casual or formal shoes.
• you know running shoe brands other than Nike, Adidas, and New Balance.
• you get excited about developments in running shoe technology.
• you focus more on the function rather than the style of the shoes.

4. Running Apparel

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You know you’re addicted to running when…

• you are no longer shocked by men wearing tights.
• you actually want to go shopping for new running outfits.

5. Sleeping Habits

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You know you’re addicted to running when…

• you willingly miss out on night outs to sleep early for an early run.
• you don’t mind waking up early to run.

6. Eating Habits

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You know you’re addicted to running when…

• you are no longer afraid to load up on carbohydrates.
• you eat less to lose weight to reduce the impact on your knees.
• you enjoy eating more.

7. Running Terms

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You know you’re addicted to running when…

• you know and use running terms in your daily conversations.
• you correct others on the correct use of the word “marathon”.

8. Blogs and Forums

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You know you’re addicted to running when…

• you subscribe to running blogs and websites.
• you participate in online running discussions and forums.
• you keep up with race results.

9. Running Partner

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You know you’re addicted to running when…

• you ask your special someone to go on a running date with you.
• you won’t consider dating a man or women who doesn’t run.

10. Run to Cure

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You know you’re addicted to running when…

• you think that running will help cure or remedy cough, colds, headache, or fever.

11. Running as Transportation

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You know you’re addicted to running when…

• you think about running to your destination.
• you think getting to work all sweaty is okay as long as you’ve gotten some mileage for the day.

12. Keep Running

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You know you’re addicted to running when…

• you don’t stop running after reaching your target mileage for the day.
• you look for the exhausted, burning feeling of the muscles.
• you crave the runner’s high.
• you have running routes for various distances.
• you know the distance from a certain place to another.
• you become familiar with the runners on the streets or at fun runs.

Having a running addiction is not necessarily a bad thing. It can be good when it helps you lose weight and be a healthy person. You should be careful, though, that it doesn’t become something that exhausts your body and eventually causes injuries. Running is just a part of your life; it is not your entire existence.

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