ORN: 5 miles, R9/W1, with 4x 200 m accelerations
Sarah recently tagged me to describe why I am a runner. I’m game, Sarah…here goes!
I am a runner because:
Running is a year-round activity for me. Even in rotten Indiana weather.
I have a chart called Dress for Winter Running Success to know what to wear in all the rotten Indiana weather. And I use the chart. And it is taped next to our shower. And my wife loves me anyway.
I have a running blog, which preserves my loving wife from having to endure unending blather about running.
I have painted little marks on curbs around my neighborhood to indicate each half mile on my running routes.
I plan races a year in advance.
I put the weather in the next race’s town on my Yahoo home page.
I mark my running shoes with little dots to identify each pair so I can rotate them correctly.
I use the word “only” in front of the words “a half marathon.”
I look forward to using the word “only” in front of the words “a marathon.”
I can pronounce “iliotibial band syndrome” correctly, describe it succinctly and don’t giggle when I say it.
I recognize other local runners by their gait not their faces.
I think about how to keep running in a proper perspective with respect to the other main areas of my life; family, faith, work, community.
Most of all, I am a runner just because I run.
How about you?? If you’d like to be tagged, consider yourself tagged.