I have wanted to become a runner, but I've been struggling with what defines me as a runner. What does it mean to me? Am I runner if I run four times a week, or does it need to be five? Am I runner if I run 15 miles a week, or does it need to be 25? Am I a runner with a pace of over 11 min/mile, or does it need to be under 10 min? Am I a runner, if I never register for another race, or do I have to aim for a half marathon? I asked myself these kinds of questions but couldn't really answer them. I just knew that I didn't feel like I could call myself a runner.
This morning I ran 4.88 miles in 55 minutes making my pace 11:13. I have run 5 miles in the same amount of time so my pace has been faster. I have run 6.38 miles before so this distance was not a record. What made this day significant was my need to get out there. The weather was awful! It was a
Today I earned my runner's wings!