I was recently asked to speak at the GoRun awards social. GoRun is the Greenville Organization of Runners. We are composed of runners of all ages, shapes, sizes and speeds! Many of the runners tend to look at me a little differently since I run fairly fast, some are a little intimidated. What most don't realize is that they share many of the same experiences as I do (and vice-versa!) So here is the talk I presented to the group was:
Are you a runner? Yes, anyone who runs is a runner, you don’t have to be fast, you don’t have to run a marathon to be a runner. Anyone who gets out and runs is a runner! While we may move at different speeds or cover different distances we still share the same experiences.
We all have different motivations for running, different goals. But I think in all of us there is something that we all have in common. It is a drive to prove something to ourselves, and maybe the desire to have people looks at us like we are nuts!