Posted by: Steve Lackey
on Jun 01, 2007
Too often I hear someone talking about whether or not they are a ‘real’ runner, triathlete, or cyclist. Many seem to think only the elite qualify as being ‘real’. In fact, we sometimes even have people question whether Endurance Magazine is ‘for them’ – that is until they turn the first couple of pages and realize that we offer something for the athlete in all of us.
What makes it official anyway? The number of miles you’ve run? The number of finish lines you’ve crossed? The number of years you’ve trained? Or the amount of cash you’ve spent on gear and race fees? (All well spent, of course!)
For me, it comes down to attitude.
Do you run?
Do you like to run?
Does it make you feel better when you do?
Can you tell the difference in your perspective and how you treat others when you haven’t run for a couple days?
Do you smile more on days that you have run?
Then it’s official. You, my friend, are a runner.