27 Mar '16, 6pm

Am I too slow to be a runner? | WalkJogRun

Am I too slow to be a runner? | WalkJogRun

It seems like an innocent question. In fact, it’s one of the first questions people ask me after I tell them I’m a runner. I always reply the same way, “no, I haven’t, but I’d love to.” But what I’m really thinking is, “no, I’m way too slow and will probably never be able to run Boston.” And then I beat myself up for being so “slow”. Speed: the taboo running topic When I first moved to my current town, a new friend invited me to join her running group. I awkwardly stumbled on my words, dodged eye contact, and nervously asked her the question, “how fast are you?” I hate asking this – I don’t want to seem like an elitist runner who only wants to run with people my pace. But that’s the truth, isn’t it? I’ve been left in my speedy friends’ dust before, and I’ve also injured myself from changing my stride to run too slow with others. So, it’s always my goal to find someone arou...

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