03 Oct '17, 12am

Do I have to race to be a true "runner?"

Do I have to race to be a true "runner?"

However, none of them include doing races as the qualifying factor. For me, a person becomes a runner the moment they realize that they enjoy moving more than not moving. When you enjoy running, you run on a regular basis, whether that is two or three days a week—or seven. A runner looks forward to his or her runs and plans days around their runs. If he or she can’t run for some reason, they miss it. It’s not about pace, distance, or races. It’s about your mindset and about your commitment to get out the door and move. That being said, the reasoning behind picking a race has its merits. First, choosing a race gives you a deadline. As with so many things in life, runners can procrastinate. It often takes a deadline to motivate you to act, and a race may be a necessary catalyst for some. RELATED: The Benefits of Not Racing Secondly, having a race gives you a definitive timel...

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