I am reading an article and came across this question from a new runner. I thought about it for a nano second but what do you think? When do you become a runner?
- This may seem like a silly question, but one that needs answering. I started running 37 weeks ago (I have a training log). So far, I have run two 5Ks, a 10K and two half-marathons (training for my third half in June). My fastest 5K was 25:25 and I am hoping to break two hours for the half. Needless to say, I am no speed-demon. But because of my lean physique (I also bike, swim and hit the weights), people ask “are you a runner?” My answer is always “oh, heavens no!” So at what point do I call myself a runner? Is it after a certain length of time? Consistency in running? Number of events? Love of running?