525.. I've never left work sick for it.. although, I thought of doing it! I did however take an extra long lunch to get in a 4 mile one day
Abby.. congrats on the non-stop 5k! Great job!
8/28/11 - Pekin, IL Greater Area Peoria 5k (1st ever 5k!) - 37:05
9/3/11 - Kewanee, IL Hog Stomp 4m - 45:23
9/10/11 - East Troy, WI Historical Society 5k - 34:02
9/17/11 - Morton, IL Pumpkin Classic 10k - 1:06:22
10/1/11 - Morton, IL St. Jude Road Race 5k - 31:56 - PR
10/8/11 - Peoria, IL United Way 5k - 32:50
10/22/11 - Peoria, IL Boo Run 5k - 32:50
10/29/11 - Chicago, IL Monster Dash Half Marathon (1st ever HM!) - 2:40:06
- Training For 2012 Races-
3/3/12 - Peoria, IL Gaelic Gallop 5k -
3/10/12 - Morton, IL Cactus Classic 10k or half ? -
3/24/12 - Pekin, IL Saints 5k -
3/24/12 - Peoria, IL Interplanetary 5k -
3/31/12 - Peoria Heights, IL Half Marathon -
I've read the only difference between a runner and a jogger is a bib number. As for me I think Katie nailed it. It's when you no longer dread going for a run and you just can't wait for the next. Another that comes to me right now as I'm unable to run due to injury is when you can't run you feel like you lost your best friend. Run happy and enjoy every step.
Good one! I'm right there with you counting the days until I'm pounding the road in pain and cold because I am dying to.
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!
I've been of the mindset that if someone is out there being active whether doing a run/walk or running the whole they are a runner. I may be slow, but I'm still putting one foot in front of another and moving forward faster than I would be walking! The real realization that I now consider myself a "runner" came yesterday after I went out in 33°F temperatures, falling wet snow, slushy roads, puddles and getting splashed (up to shoulder high once) with slush no less than 7 times during a 5.84 mile run. I ran with cold, wet, sloshy shoes when I hate wet feet/shoes. I stopped by my husband's job and his co-workers and boss thought that I was crazy for running in the snow! So, I think that officially makes me one of those "crazy runners." LOL!
DH just completed a HM. After putting his "13.1" sticker on his car he turned to me and said, "Well, I guess I'm really a runner now". If that's what it takes, I may never be a
'real' runner. LOL
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
When I read a quote by John Bingham, “If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.”
My weight loss blog, pictures, etc (started in 2007):
You know you're a runner when you plan non-running trips/vacations with running in mind...when the first thing you do after you get settled is drive/walk around looking for a running route (or even planning on online before you even leave). Or when you're on vacation shopping and get all excited because you find a running specialty store!! lol!!
Probably after my first race--when I got the bug, and began to race and train for the rest of my life. It became part of my identity then. Funny, when someone asks me if I exercise, I ususally say "No, I train." That's what running is to me--an effort to get better at something. Realize potential. If I considered it just exercise, I would have quit after the first week.