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    22 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning When You Are A Runner

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    1. Shoes

    2. Feet

    3. Distance

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    What it normally means: The length of something.

    What it means when you're a runner: How many miles you will be in sweaty agony during your race or workout.

    4. Buddy

    5. Bathroom

    6. Weather

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    What it normally means: Meteorological activity.

    What it means when you're a runner: Unless it's a Category 5 hurricane, you are most definitely going on that run. What, like a little snow would ever stop you?

    7. Kick

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    What it normally means: The act of moving your leg to make contact with another object.

    What it means when you're a runner: The last part of your race where the adrenaline drowns out your pain and you finish STRONG.

    8. Sweat

    9. Drinking

    10. Long-distance

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    What it normally means: Being in a relationship with someone when you aren't in the same city.

    What it means when you're a runner: A long, scenic run. Or a grueling half-marathon/marathon. You get to pick!

    11. Blisters

    12. Mile

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    What it normally means: 5,280 feet.

    What it means when you're a runner: More than a unit of measurement of your workout, it's something you obsessively track in your head. When you're running, you ALWAYS have a weird sense of how far you've ran and how far you have left to go.

    13. Phone

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    What it normally means: A technological device you can make calls and text on (and also take selfies).

    What it means when you're a runner: Turn on your running app, bump your favorite running mix, and strap it on your armband before EVERY run!

    14. Race

    15. Headphones

    16. Excuses

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    What it normally means: A reason to not do something.

    What it means when you're a runner: You'll cook up some lame excuse in your head to not run, wrestle with the decision, but eventually, you KNOW you're going on that run. No. Matter. What.

    17. Tan

    18. Music

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    What it normally means: Rhythmic beats and/or singing that is pleasing to listen to.

    What it means when you're a runner: Everyone's got their favorite running mix. Mine has a lot of Cheryl Cole, a little Calvin Harris, and then some Lady Gaga thrown in for good measure.

    19. Treadmill

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    What it normally means: A running machine you will find at your local gym.

    What it means when you're a runner: Ugh, you definitely ALWAYS want to be running outside. But sometimes, the weather is bad, or you're at a hotel, or you need to squeeze in a quick workout. That's when a treadmill is your best friend.

    20. Snack

    21. Tired

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    What it normally means: That feeling where either you grab a coffee or go to bed to make it go away.

    What it means when you're a runner: That wall you have to push through — and like a true ass-kicker, you will — to break through to the next level.

    22. Running

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    What it normally means: That thing you do with your legs that is faster than walking.

    What it means when you're a runner: It's more than just a physical activity. Words can't really do justice to what running means to you, but let's start with a way of life.

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