10 Things You Only Understand if You're a Runner

All you NARP (non-athletic regular people) just wouldn't understand. And even within the realm of athletes, us runners are a whole different breed...
  1. 1.
    The desire to consume everything in the fridge after Sunday long run
  2. 2.
    The love-hate relationship you have with the ice baths
  3. 3.
    When you forget to charge your Garmin
  4. 4.
    When someone tells you "good job," but you're A.) running awful or, B.) on your cool-down jog
  5. 5.
    The overwhelming excitement when the park you run at develops a new trail (especially if it's unpaved and through the woods)
  6. 6.
    When you run by a flock of geese and you're trying to be brave, but you are actually terrified
  7. 7.
    The pure bliss of a hot shower after a freezing cold run
  8. 8.
    When you've nailed a hard run and feel absolutely unstoppable
  9. 9.
    The relief you get after popping a big blister
  10. 10.
    When you realize how blessed you are that you get to run with friends, frolicking about and exploring the world!