Here's the thing: if you run—no matter how far, how fast, or how often—you're a runner. You definitely don't need to check off all (or even any) of the items on this list to be considered a part of the club, but for the most part runners enjoy sharing a unique camaraderie by bonding over the following absurd aspects of the sport.
Composed with the help of some social media followers, if any of the items on this list ring true for you, then yes, you might just be a runner.
You might be a runner if...
Your sneakers cost more than your dress shoes.
You only check the weather forecast to figure out how it will effect your workout.
You're angry you have to wear jeans when all of your running clothes are dirty.
You own more sneakers than any other type of shoe.
The majority of your wardrobe is made up of moisture-wicking material and active wear.
You own more sneakers than what most people would consider normal.
You've forgotten what it's like to shop for normal, everyday clothes. @marathonstateofmind
Your shins are on fire. @juheyy
You're missing a few toenails. @danni_belly
You double check to confirm the number of bathrooms that will be available along the route of your next race. @jenpadel
You've already registered for a race scheduled for 2015. @lydiamunoz00
You have trouble packing lightly when you travel because you need to bring running clothes and sneakers. @buddah_beth
The majority of your social media feeds are filled with updates from your favorite running bloggers. @sherbertski
You strategically plan your shower time around your daily workouts and you refuse to shower if you know you'll be running later in the day. @templekn
You plan your social calendar around the races you plan to run. @aliciam34
You're always hungry and your stomach feels like a bottomless pit. @emilymarquesx
When you see a good-looking stretch of road or a pretty trail your first thought is, "that'd be a great place to run!" @shewhoisjay
You research for races that will coincide with your vacations. @lovingburpees
When you're running in the cold, rain, or snow, you break out in a huge grin because even though it's not ideal, somehow you still love the moment. @tylerprairie
You think to yourself: "Imagine running up that!" every time you see a huge hill. @jogging_joan
You have race fees & race travel expenses included in your monthly budget. @soni303
You spend more of your day thinking about running compared to anything else. @itfitlifestyle
You run... @rfairburn
Is there anything else you would add to the list? Let us know in the comments section below!