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  • ManikSona Expert 55 posts since
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    15. Aug 12, 2011 1:08 AM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    When I first started running I felt the same way,, that I wasn't really a "runner."  I started to consider myself a real "runner" after my first 5K which was about 6 months after I started running.  That day something clicked and I just felt so good that I couldn't stop running after that!

     

     

     

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  • protometal Pro 124 posts since
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    16. Aug 11, 2011 3:14 PM (in response to macgdon)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    I considered myself a runner again after I quit running last fall and successfully came back to it this year. I had to make the decision that I am a runner and this is what I do and what I will continue to do for as long as I am able. It was an attitude change and a even a bit of a lifestyle change. I don't yet consider myself a good runner, but now I think I'm better than bad. (I think that Better Than Bad may be my new motto)

     

    I think running is more of an attitude than about your speed (though if I don't think I put in a good effort on a particular run, I may put myself down as a ...*gasp*.... jogger).





    Protometal

    "Whether You Think You Can or Can't, You're Right"-- Henry Ford

    Upcoming races: Super 5k 2/3/13

    Select Recent Results: Brooksie Way Half Marathon - 1:49:09 (Half Marathon PR), Open Door Julie Run 5k - 22:16 (2nd place age group, PR)

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  • RunningQueen26 Expert 43 posts since
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    17. Aug 11, 2011 3:17 PM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    Interesting question.  I will really feel like a runner when I run a 5K.   I do think something clicked though when I hit the 2 mile mark.  I invested in better running clothes, headphones, and a waterbottle that straps to my hand.  I think that made me think this is not just something I'm trying but something I love to do now.





    Started C25K - June 17, 2011

    Completed C25K - August 21, 2011

    First 5K: September 17, 2011 (Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer Oktoberfest Run) - 34:44 (avg 11:10 a mile)

    Best 5K run in 2011 - 10/24/11 - 30:34 (avg 9:51 a mile)

    October 29, 2011 (Trek or Treat 5K) - 31:56 (avg 10:14 a mile)

    Personal Record - 1/29/12 - 5K - 28:27 (avg 9:12 a mile)

    March 3, 2012 (Allen Eagle Run 5K) - 31:20 (avg 10:06 a mile)

    March 31, 2012 (Firefly Run 5K) - 31:15 (avg 10:01 a mile)

    August 12, 2012 (Hottest Half 10K) - 1:13:18 (avg 11:48 a mile)

    October 27, 2012 (Dallas 13.1 Marathon) - 2:41:36 (avg 12:20 a mile)

    November 22, 2012 (Dallas Turkey Trot 8 miles) - 1:33:08 (avg 11:38 a mile)

  • MouseRN Pro 135 posts since
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    18. Aug 11, 2011 6:54 PM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    Last week. Just started running/walking about 4 wks ago. The epiphany came when I actually enjoyed going out to run...didn't feel like I had to force myself to go. Now I look forward to it. I run more than I walk, at a 13-14 mm definitely not out for speed. I also believe in the quote by John Bingham in my sig block below. We were all born runners, but at some point we "forgot" how to do it! lol!

  • mkayc Legend 582 posts since
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    19. Aug 15, 2011 9:52 AM (in response to protometal)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    I've experienced all the milestones you mention but they didn't make me feel like a runner, just a jogger, like I could quit any day. I just got a Garmin 305 that says I'm not running until I reach 9 mm. That's not happening any time soon. I feel like I'm close to being a runner. I just went through my first 5k (Mudathlon), injured my back falling off a cliff, and have to stop training while I heal. If I come back, regardless the speed, I will be saying I'm a runner and forcing myself to get used to the idea. Maybe I have to fake it until I make it.

    Mary Kay





    Mary Kay

    Running: Started 5/6/2011; Graduated C25k - 7/21/11; Graduated B210k - 11/24/11;

    PRs: 5k - 36:42; 8k - 1:10; 4.15 m - 53.41; 10k - 1:18; HM - 2:56:31

    I may be slow but I'm persistant.

    Goals: 5k under 30 min.; HM under 2 hr.; AG award in the USAF HM! and one full marathon.

    It won't be easy but it will be worth it!

  • runBBQrun Amateur 17 posts since
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    20. Aug 15, 2011 4:55 PM (in response to Terranss)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    Terranss wrote:

     

    I realized I was a runner when I woke up early one morning, got dressed for a run, and called out to the dog for our morning run.  My dog got up off her bed, walked up to me for a pat on the head, then turned around and went back to her bed.  I figured if I liked running more than her, I must be a runner!

    Haha. Awesome.

     

    I don't know the EXACT moment I considered myself a runner, but it happened within the last month. Somewhere between starting my run even though it was kinda raining, and the lead biker in a peloton telling his crew to "watch out for the runners" as I slowly chugged my way up a steep hill in the middle of a 6 miler last week. During that same run I decided I was going to train for a marathon next year.

     

    I've been a runner for about 9 months now, just hadn't realized it until recently. And it's a really good feeling.





    C25K started - 11/29/2010, finished 2/20/2011

    Shamrock & Roll Atlanta 5K - 3/13/2011 ~42:15

    Atlanta Womens 5K - 3/26/2011 ~ 41:58

    Atlanta Fiesta 5K - 5/1/2011 ~ 41:44

    Peachtree Road Race 10K - 7/4/2011 ~1:31:04

    Iron Horse 15K & 5K Express 9/18/2011 ~32:34

    Anything is Possible 5K 11/6/11 ~ 30:48

    Atlanta Half Marathon 11/24/2011 ~2:25:38

    Polar Bear 5K 1/28/2012 ~ 28:31 **PR**

    Double Bridge Run 15K 02/4/2012 ~ 1:33:58

    Locomotive Half Marathon 2/17/2012 ~ 2:17:22

    Publix Georgia Half Marathon 3/18/2012

    ~Upcoming~

    Nashville Rock & Roll Marathon 4/28/2012

    ~Faith is the refusal to panic.~

  • LPARafael Pro 166 posts since
    Sep 13, 2010
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    22. Aug 16, 2011 1:00 PM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    When I finished my first "real" 5K.  I walked a couple of 5Ks but when it started hurting to walk fast - I was at a 13 minute mile pace!! - I figured it would be better to jog a little so I can finish the distance in the same time and yet not hurt.  At this first "real" 5K it was the first time I ran a mile non-stop in my life.  I did not know about C25K at the time but was doing something similar to it.  Any ways, I completed this first 5K in 31:40, much faster than I ever imagined.  I was so hooked that very same day I signed up for another 5k for the following weekend, and then did another later that month.  I then convinced two friends to sign up with me for a half marathon in the middle of January this year, and the rest is history.  Congrats on enjoying being a runner, may you enjoy it for a very long time.  And congrats also on the weight loss so far, keep it up.  I have lost 45 pounds on weightwatchers myself and have kept it off for a year now.





    To paraphrase Newton, "A body in motion tends to stay in motion", so keep those feet moving ....


    2012 Races

    Year 2 Year 5K - 12/31 - 1/1

    Tinkerbell Half Marathon - 1/29

    Rock n Roll Pasadena Half marathon - 2/19

    Old Agoura 10K - 3/24

    O2O Half Marathon - 6/3

    City Impact Half Marathon - 6/16

    Channel Islands 10K - 7/4

    Disneyland Half - 9/2

    Marine Corps Marathon - 10/28

  • Dobrobuck Pro 151 posts since
    Apr 17, 2011
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    23. Aug 16, 2011 1:17 PM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    When I completed training for my first 10K and realized I was way ahead of schedule so started doing 1/2 training, which was a big mistake!! Stick to the program man!! I realized I might be a runner when my friend who got me to do the 10K was next to me at the race and said are you sure you want to go this fast a pace?? Another lesson learned, he kicked my butt in the last mile lol!! The biggest milestone and what makes me feel like I'm getting somewhere was my first double digit 10 mile run. Many goals to achieve yet, but mainly that feeling I get when I dont run. You all know what I mean right? D.





    4/30/11 IL Marathon 10K 57:43

    5/14/11 Kirby Derby 10K 57:49 3rd place in div

    7/4/11 Freedom 5K 28:59

    Lost 80lbs since 6/17/10 starting wt 280lbs

    Joined Second Wind Running Club 9/2011

    8/27/11 13.38mi 2:32

    9/17/11 13.45mi 2:27

    Habitat for Humanity 5K 12/31/11 26:42 PR

    4/28/12 IL Marathon 1st 1/2 2:10:38

    Cycled 1600 mi summer of 2012

    Cycled Hilly Hundred 10/25/12

    Upcoming races

    April 2013 1st full marathon..

  • mkayc Legend 582 posts since
    Jun 8, 2011
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    24. Sep 27, 2011 4:19 PM (in response to Dobrobuck)
    When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    I finally feel like a runner after finishing a 5k in under 45 min. and with energy to spare. I am on my way.





    Mary Kay

    Running: Started 5/6/2011; Graduated C25k - 7/21/11; Graduated B210k - 11/24/11;

    PRs: 5k - 36:42; 8k - 1:10; 4.15 m - 53.41; 10k - 1:18; HM - 2:56:31

    I may be slow but I'm persistant.

    Goals: 5k under 30 min.; HM under 2 hr.; AG award in the USAF HM! and one full marathon.

    It won't be easy but it will be worth it!

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    25. Sep 28, 2011 4:50 PM (in response to runnermommy3)
    When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    I considered myself a runner when I started getting up at 6am to run

  • PatriciaLB Amateur 16 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    26. Sep 28, 2011 5:08 PM (in response to runnermommy3)
    When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    I considered myself a runner when I stopped relaxing with wine on the night before a big run so that I could beat my previous time.

  • Kristy in NC Pro 134 posts since
    Feb 14, 2011
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    27. Sep 28, 2011 5:28 PM (in response to runnermommy3)
    When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    I'm not sure I really consider myself a runner still.  I've run 2 5Ks and a 10K, run 3 miles 3X/week and get a bit anxious if I have to miss a run for what ever reason.  However, since I'm so slow I'm a bit intimidated by those 'real' runners. 





    Kristy in NC

    3/12/11 - St. Patricks Day 5K - First 5K - 43 min

    7/4/11 - Peachtree Road Race - 1hr 30 min

    9/2/11 - BB&T Sunset 5K - 40:48

    10/22/11 - Rocktoberfest 5K - 38:53

    11/5/11 - CommYOUnity 5K - 37:22

    11/24/11 - Butterball 5K - 37:03

    3/25/12 - Charlotte Motor Speedway 5K - 34:21

  • Robert31320 Amateur 17 posts since
    Nov 19, 2010
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    28. Oct 1, 2011 2:49 PM (in response to Kristy in NC)
    When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    I will as soon as I can go 1 mile without walking, that should happen in about 2 weeks.  I just started trying August 29.  I get up and hit the road every weekday morning at 5am and my motivation is getting stronger everyday!.. 





    Robert31320

    Coastal Georgia

  • dksv01 Amateur 25 posts since
    Jun 18, 2008
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    29. Oct 4, 2011 12:27 AM (in response to runnermommy3)
    When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    When you don't feel right not doing it.  check out my blog: http://blog.fitgeeksports.com/

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