i always hesitate to call myself a runner, but this makes me rethink my reasoning. even though i am not highly competitive nor do i desire to run a marathon, i do run 3 miles a few times per week. i am a runner.
just keep breathing: someone on the half marathon course this weekend held a sign that read “there will be a day when you can no longer do this, today is not that day!”, and I found it to be extremely motivational. I hope that day never comes!