Ordinary Runner

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ordinary runner: Green 6.2 in 2013
I’m an ordinary runner and I’m proud of it. I was told more than once that I don’t “look like a runner” but I still press on to complete marathons, 10Ks and 5Ks. I find joy in the fact that I can go outside and simply run. 
My last run started as the worst run ever (they all start out like that). To make matters worse it was hot and foggy in south Texas. Still I pressed on to complete that run. I had my favorite Podcast in my ear (Marathon Training Academy Podcast) and that put a smile on my face. I had a few precious hours by myself and my first choice is often “go for a run.” I’m an ordinary runner and I’m okay with it. I realize a lot of work goes into running. I learned from my many mistakes and each run is another growing opportunity. 
I hope that you are not embarrassed of running because you feel you don’t fit in or you don’t know what to do. I want to encourage you to get out there and try. I have ran the Green 6.2 before but each trip to the start line is a new experience. I try to improve my performance. I try to compete with myself and myself only. I try to enjoy the experience because I never take myself too seriously during races. 
I believe that we, ordinary runners, shine brightest when we take a deep breath and enjoy our surroundings. That’s what I plan to do when I run the Green 6.2. On that day, a large group of ordinary runners and walkers do the extraordinary: complete a 10K. I appreciate the fact that being a part of this event speaks louder than words (or swag). I means that we care about our health and we are taking an active role in improving it. 
I hope you can join me and run the Green 6.2. There’s plenty time to train (check out their Training Plan). Also, if you add the code SIMPLYCINTIA on your registration, you’ll get $10 off.