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runnermommy3 Pro 139 posts since
Feb 6, 2011
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Jul 20, 2011 8:48 PM

When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

I've been doing what I guess can loosely be called running for about 6 months. But up until the last couple of weeks, I didn't really consider myself a runner. I would get people that would say "I can't believe how much you're running", and I always felt like I had to qualify that statement by explaining that well, what I do really isn't running, that I still walk quite a bit. Something clicked last week, though, and I am now happy to consider myself a runner :). I actually really look forward to my runs, and feel great before, during and after.




Carolyn, wife to Chad and mom to three boys

Started WW and C25K on 1/10/11

Starting Weight: 184.4 lbs

Goal Weight: 130 lbs

Current Weight: 131.4

Rookie runner

Race results for 2011:

Shamrock Shuffle 8K 4/10/11 - 1:10:26

Bridge to Bridge 5K 5/7/11 - 39:59

Graham's Sundae 5K 7/31/11 - 38:48

Eagles Run 5K 8/6/11 - 38:28

Run for the Athletes 5K 8/17/11 - 39.04

Pumpkin Run 10K 10/30/11 - 1:12:24

Hot Chocolate 5K 11/5/11 - 34:24 - PR!!!!

Fox and the Turkey Trot 4 miler - 44:34

Snowflake Shuffle 5K - 35:11 - last race of 2011

Race results for 2012:

Shamrock Shuffle 8K 3/25/12 - 56:42!!

  • cmtpt53 Amateur 28 posts since
    Jun 26, 2011
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    1. Jul 20, 2011 9:09 PM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    I considered myself a runner when I fell in love with it.  One day, I just knew I was finally a runner.  I was having a great time running and knew I'd be into it for a long time.  I also considered myself a runner when I signed up for my first race.  That's a big step in becoming a runner, in my opinion.  But not everyone races, so not everyone feels the same as I do.  I think it will really hit me on Saturday when I cross my first finish line.  That will have me really convinced. :)

  • WIguy Pro 136 posts since
    Jun 24, 2010
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    3. Jul 21, 2011 6:28 AM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    I considered myself a runner after finishing the first week of C25K and committed to finishing C25K.





    C25K - graduated 7/9/10

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    Justiceworks' JustRun 5K - 9/4/10: 24:52

    American Cancer Society Walk/Run 5K - 9/19/10: 24:20

    Lettie's River Run 5K - 10/9/10: 24:59

  • slowskinnyrunner Pro 67 posts since
    Apr 11, 2011
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    4. Jul 21, 2011 7:25 AM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    I started considering myself a runner when I caught myself thinking, on a stressful day, "I can't wait to get home so I can go for a run"

    I also started eating better because I wanted the best fuel for my body.





    Ham Jam Hog Wild Run 5K - April 16, 2011....................37.32

    State Games of MS Cross Country 5K - June 4, 2011......39.03

    Slow Poke 5K - August 13, 2011....................................37.17

    Rush Run For Your Heart - September 24, 2011...............37.39

    Homecoming 5K - October 8, 2011.................................

    Run For Home 10K - November 12, 2011.........................

    Jingle Bell Run 5K - December 3, 2011............................

    It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit. ~George Sheehan

  • Katie21784 Pro 128 posts since
    Apr 5, 2011
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    5. Jul 21, 2011 9:21 AM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    I started considering myself a runner when I realized I was no longer dreading my "runs" but was looking forward to them!





    Follow me on Twitter: @KatieRUNning

    Race Results

    6/4/11 - Salvation Army Dash From Disaster 2 Mile Run - 18:55.5

    6/25/11 - Tomato Festival 5K - 28:15

    7/4/11 - The Great Commission 4 Miler - 37:30 (2nd place in my age group)

    7/9/11 - Swinging Bridge 5K - 31:12

    7/16/11 - Hit The Bricks 5K - 28:36

    8/6/11 - Run For The Son 5K

    Find me and follow my training on www.mapmyfitness.com by searching for katie21784@gmail.com

  • ShoeGoo Amateur 20 posts since
    May 23, 2011
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    6. Jul 21, 2011 10:30 AM (in response to Katie21784)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    "I started considering myself a runner when I realized I was no longer dreading my "runs" but was looking forward to them!"

     

    Katie A

     

     

     

    this  ^^^^^!

     

    a lot of things had to fall in place for it to happen, yes I am a runner.     

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    7. Jul 21, 2011 10:31 AM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    I considered myself to be a runner when I completed the c25k.

  • Dreamstate Legend 278 posts since
    Dec 1, 2009
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    8. Jul 21, 2011 11:03 AM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    When I registered for my first race, saw that it was going to be cloudy, 22 degrees, and windy on race day, and showed up anyway. haha

     

    I think it's in those moments when I do something a little crazy to get my miles in that I really feel like a runner.





    Completed Races 2012:

    Rock and Roll USA Half Marathon, 02:54:26 (1st run POST injury)

    Cherry Blossom 10-Miler, 01:49:00

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    Upcoming Races 2012:

    IronGirl Half Marathon, 4/29/12

    Frederick Half Marathon, 5/6/12

    Atlantic City International Sprint Tri, 09/17/12

    Rock and Roll Philly Half Marathon, 09/18/12

    Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/13/12

    Marine Corps Marathon, 10/28/12

    ING NYC Marathon, 11/4/12

    ====================================

    Personal Record from 2011:

    Teach, Learn, Play 5k, 10/02/11 00:26:57 (PR)

    Marine Corps Marathon 10k, 10/30/11 01:05:38 (PR)

    Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/15/11, 02:24:15 (PR)


  • DiDi55 Pro 120 posts since
    Jun 10, 2010
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    9. Jul 21, 2011 1:49 PM (in response to Dreamstate)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    When I realized that my body was able to do so much more than I ever thought possible.  My mind would say there is no way; but my body fought hard to kick that negative thinking in the butt!





    Started Running August 2008

    5 mile race/May 2010 59:00

    5 mile race/July 2010 62:00

    Half Marathon/September 2010 2:45

    5 mile race/May 2011 63:00

    Half Marathon 09/24/2011 2:53

    5k 03/31/2012 43:00

    5k 06/09/2012 41:39.5

    If your tired of starting over; stop giving up!

  • mkayc Legend 582 posts since
    Jun 8, 2011
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    10. Jul 21, 2011 3:42 PM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    I'm Done! I'm Done! YAY! Now What? I just ran W9D3 on a treadmill. Heat advisory. Outside would have been a nice end. I enjoyed C25k but ... I only actually ran 2 miles today and almost didn't do that. I vowed not to leave the treadmill until it said 3.1 miles and I didn't. Unfortunately, it took me 48 min., 30 min of running and 18 min of walking. so, still don't feel like a runner, but doubt I'll stop trying to be one - she said, biting her nails.

     

     

     






    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!

  • Monkey In The Middle Amateur 22 posts since
    Sep 5, 2008
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    11. Jul 22, 2011 11:29 AM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    When other people started referring to me as "a runner" was when I really considered myself a runner.  I used to correct them by saying I was a "slow jogger" LOL!  I didn't think I was worthy of the status.





    Looking forward to this: http://www.hotchocolate15k.com/sandiego/

  • Terranss Legend 268 posts since
    Feb 14, 2011
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    12. Jul 22, 2011 1:14 PM (in response to Dreamstate)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    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!

  • FLkayakgrl Pro 60 posts since
    Feb 18, 2011
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    13. Jul 22, 2011 4:31 PM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    When I asked the sports doctor "Are you SURE I can't run with a stress fracture???"  I must be hooked on running.  Can't wait to heal and start again. 





    Age 52

    Started C25K Feb 2011

    Graduated C25K (time) April 2011

    Run for the Arts 5k - 5/7/2011 Lake Worth FL, 44:08 pace 14:14....not last!

    Stress fracture

    Holiday Fantasy of Lights 5k- Coconut Creek FL 11/12/2011

    PB United Way Turkey Trot 5k 11/24/2011 - 42.48 pace 13.48 - 19 of 30 in age group

  • macgdon Amateur 19 posts since
    Nov 27, 2010
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    14. Aug 11, 2011 12:43 PM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: When did you consider yourself a "runner"?

    I considered myself a runner before running my first 5K.  Last year. my mentality changed from "I'll see if I can finish the thing", when I downloaded the course for the Fall Into Fitness 5K,* and first  jogged the course without timing.  Then I tried it again wih the stopwatch on.  My mentality chaged to "This is doable".  After the race, when I saw that my time was under 30 minutes, I said to myself "I'm a runner.  Now next time run that first mile slower!"  I ran the first mile in  9:27.

     

    *The link takes you to this year's course, which is the same as last years.

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