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.
Guys, I AM A RUNNER!
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