Things Only Runners Understand

Runners are often misunderstood by those who don't run because, let's face it, it's hard to explain what motivates runners to rise at dawn or sneak out after the kids go to bed to pound out 5 miles. Runners do strange things like swallow jelly-like energy goop during races, wear band-aids over their nipples to avoid chafing, and roll their legs over cylinders (also known as foam rollers) in a painful attempt to avoid injury. But runners know they are an out-of-the-ordinary breed, and that's part of what makes the endeavor so rewarding.

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