Faith Fitness and Laughter

Am I a Runner?

on September 6, 2012

Morning!  And how are you this morning??   Now I remember how difficult it is to balance blogging and work. 🙂


After work yesterday, I went over to my friend’s house to run.  Let’s just say that getting on the treadmill was the last thing that I wanted to do.  I was tired, sluggish, it was brutally hot and I wasn’t even sure if I could even run at all!  Boy when mother nature hits it makes you feel like you are walking in slow motion!   I did get on that treadmill and I did run.  2 miles exactly.

This got me thinking.  Am I a runner?  Would I consider myself a runner if I was in a conversation with someone?  When I am standing in front of a person whose legs go all the way up to the sky, would I call myself a runner?  When I have a few pounds on the average runner, would I say, “I run too!”??   When my miles add up to just a warm-up for someone else, would I call myself a runner?  If I didn’t have the same gear or gadgets, am I still a runner?  If both of my feet don’t come off the ground, am I still a runner?

I really really like to run.  I love how it makes me feel.  I love the fact that it pushes me just as far as I can go and then just a little more.  When I take off and I feel great and my lungs take in air, I smile.  It’s cool to learn about pace, gait, negative splits, etc.  I really love that when I eat right throughout the entire day my run seems light.  The excitement of waking up the day after a great long run.  The strength in my quads that I feel after run.  The motivation that comes from other people who run, even though you may not feel like a “runner”.

So I asked myself, “am I a runner?”  My answer would be, yes.  I think running has helped me find a part of myself that I didn’t know existed.  A strong part.  Running has allowed me to meet very cool people and have great conversations.  It brings a smile on my face when I feel apart of a sport.

Some will run longer.  Some will run harder.  I may never run a full marathon or even a half.  My long runs my only get to 6 miles or maybe just 5.  I may never have a running partner.  I will never get taller or my legs will probably not grow any because of running.  I may never have a 7 minute mile.  But I will run anyway.

I run.

I am a runner.





A busy day ahead of me!  Work is calling and then the yard needs to be mowed…..again.  With all of the rain that we have gotten in the last week, it has grown a lot!

Did anyone watch So You Think You Can Dance last night??   It’s getting down to the final dancers!!  I am still amazed every time that I watch this show!


Have a wonderful day!!




14 responses to “Am I a Runner?

  1. You’re a runner if you think you are! That’s all that matters 🙂

  2. Stef says:

    You are definitely a runner! I think runners come in many different forms and I definitely don’t think you have to run marathons in order to be considered a runner.

    And I am SO sad that I missed this season of SYTYCD!

  3. Anyone who goes out to run is a runner! Still more than those who don’t run at all! Be proud of the miles, no matter the amount!

  4. Your answer should definitely be YES, you ARE a RUNNER. 🙂

  5. can i please auto-delete that title to read: I AM a runner! 🙂 a runner is in the mind m’dear! 🙂

  6. I love this post Brandi 🙂 I agree with all of the comments above and your conclusion – you most definitely are, and the fact that you love it (well, most of the time, we all have hard runs!) is the most important thing 🙂

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