I was reading a quote today which made me think.
“I OFTEN HEAR SOMEONE SAY I’M NOT A REAL RUNNER. WE ARE ALL RUNNERS, SOME JUST RUN FASTER THAN OTHERS. I HAVE NEVER MET A FAKE RUNNER.” Bart Yasso.
This is always my story. I have been showing up and participating in fun runs and running for my cardio fitness for over 20 years now. Usually running at least 20km per week. Even with all of this, if someone asks me if I am a runner I would say, “I run but not very good and it never gets any easier.”
Strange because I have been a personal trainer for 18 years now and if one of my clients said that to me about themselves I would say that they were doing a terrific job and congratulate them on there efforts.
Interesting that I don’t say those things to myself.
“BE KIND TO YOURSELF AND CONGRATULATE YOURSELF ON YOUR EFFORTS AND COMMITMENT TO EXERCISE.”