Fine, I Concede… I’m a Runner


A few weeks ago, my best friend posted this copy of the Ten Commandments for the Runner on my Facebook wall:


Now, assuming you’ve read my post about how I began running and what it means to me, it’s safe to say that most people know me as a runner now (of course in addition to being a mom, a writer, etc.)

The thing is though… No matter how much I ran, I still didn’t believe. I was quick to avoid calling myself a runner. I’d use reason and logic to try to back this up…

“I’m not a runner because I only run 1-2 times a week.”

“I’m not a runner because it doesn’t feel good every time.”

“I’m not a runner because it’s been 3 weeks since I hit the pavement.”

“I’m not a runner because I’m not as good as _____.”

“I’m not a runner because I haven’t been training that long.”

As I got dressed for my run today though, I realized something.


I laced up my brand new Mizuno Women’s Wave Rider 16 Running Shoes, put on my compression capris, pulled out my synthetic (non cotton) socks and sports bra, grabbed a tank top designed to wick away sweat and searched for my arm band and ear buds….

And that’s when it hit me.

I am a runner…

I have running shoes.

I have running socks.

I have running shorts.

I have running pants.

I have running capris.

I have running skorts.

I have running tank tops.

I have running t-shirts.

I have running bras.

I have a running long sleeve shirt.

I have a running jacket.

I have a running windbreaker.

I have running sunglasses.

I have a running ID bracelet.


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