Am I still Bergamot if I don’t run a race this year? Am I still … a runner?
Dun, dun, dun!!!! Cue the horror music.
I asked myself these questions, sitting on the couch in sweatpants at 3:00 p.m. Oh, the life of a freelancer, or rather, my current life. Over the summer, Cilantro covered the impact of changing identities and how she dealt with her evolving identities as an academic and a runner. This year, I’ve experienced some major shifts too, and my current location and occupation in Spain has helped me remove cultural expectations of myself, especially regarding running.