50 Ways You Know You’re a ‘Running Junkie’

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Just when you think you’ve done it all in terms of running, it always seems there is something else on the checklist. How many of these can you check off your running bucket list?

  1. Run a mile
  2. Run a 5K
  3. Run a 10K
  4. Run a half marathon
  5. Run a marathon
  6. Run an ultra-marathon
  7. Run a 100-mile race
  8. Run a 100+ mile race
  9. Run a relay race
  10. Enter a race through a lottery
  11. Run two races in one weekend
  12. Race in costume
  13. Win a race
  14. Be DFL in a race
  15. DNF a race
  16. DNS a race
  17. Run in the rain
  18. Run in the snow
  19. Run in over 100°F
  20. Run in less than 0°F
  21. Run on a treadmill
  22. Run on a track
  23. Run on the pavement
  24. Run on a trail
  25. Run with headphones
  26. Run without a GPS watch
  27. Run without a shirt
  28. Run with food
  29. Fallen while running
  30. Run in another state
  31. Run in another country
  32. Run between midnight and 4:00 a.m.
  33. Run with a headlamp
  34. Run while sick
  35. Run while injured
  36. Run while you were supposed to be at work or school
  37. Lose a toenail
  38. Bleed from chafing
  39. Vomit because of running
  40. Volunteer at a race
  41. Pace at a race
  42. Raise money for charity in conjunction with a race
  43. Run in a running group
  44. Use a running coach
  45. Run extra miles because you got lost
  46. Had a running streak
  47. Run and didn’t post it to social media
  48. Taken a selfie while running
  49. Created a running budget
  50. Blown said running budget

Carissa Liebowitz has run the Boston Marathon as well as dozens of marathons and half marathons. You can follow her running adventures on StravaInstagram and her blog.

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