Maybe Clove’s best post, well that isn’t part of a 100 mile race report! Clove’s had it with all of us diminishing our accomplishments and questioning our legitimacy as runners. It’s time we start taking credit for what we’ve accomplished and take pride in ourselves. And in so doing, we can better support each other too! This post was originally published on May 9, 2012.
This post is for you – and you already know who you are. You’re the one reading this hoping to learn more about us “real runners.” You might even be hoping to be one of us … someday.
I’ve met a lot of you already, some of you at pace team booths, some of you at parties, some of you when I used to work at the law firm. I meet you on airplanes, at the gym, at church. Honestly, it’s kind of like “The Sixth Sense.” I find you everywhere.
But you’re embarrassed to talk about running with me, or it’s actually a mutual friend who tells me that you run, much to your chagrin. And why?
Because you only run 5K’s.
Because you did a marathon once, but not nearly as many as I’ve done.
And worst of all – the cardinal sin – because you’re “slow.” Read more >>