Ok – we’ve laid on the technical stuff pretty heavy this week – so lets end on a light note.

One of my hubby’s friends makes these awesome shirts!!

I read a post in a running forum today asking when people finally considered themselves a ‘runner’.  To me it was after I did my second 5k and  I felt like my ‘running’ was improving.  I had increased my running days to 3-4 days a week and I felt like I was slowly getting ‘in’ with the running crowd here.

I had read a quote:
“The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank” – Dr. George Sheehan

And I guess reading that and having done a race validated my ‘status’ as a runner…. but even sometimes now after doing 30ish races I still have doubts….

But today I read this one and I think it MUCH better defines a ‘runner’:

“If you run you are a runner, it doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you have been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.” John Bingham

So true John, so true.

So to all my RUNNING mamas out there – keep up the good work!!!!  Help to encourage others who feel like they aren’t ‘real runners’ and let them know THEY ARE!!

I AM a runner.

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