Today was a big day for me; not because I completed my first 10k ever and not because I ran the furthest I've ever run before, but simply because after doing the race today I felt like I could finally call myself a "runner."
I've always wanted to be a runner, and over the years I'd think about taking it up, run 2 minutes on the treadmill and call it quits, but now I'm a runner!! I've wondered over the past few months how many miles people who run ran (at one time) before they considered themselves a "runner" and apparently that magic number for me is 6.2 miles!!! I'm just starting out in this brand new world of running; I don't know if I'll like it all that much as I train for my first half, but I can say this . . . I liked running 6.2 miles and when I was done I had that feeling I've been searching for; the feeling of being a "runner"
And this is exactly how I felt today!