I've heard a lot of runners disclaiming that although they run, often, enthusiastically, even miles at a time without stopping, that they're not real runners. And I just wanted to say you ARE a real runner. What does fake running even LOOK like? Walking? If you only walk, then you're a walker. But if you run, even if you're taking walking breaks, I think you're a runner. I think it's great to think "I'd feel like a more serious runner if I accomplished this goal" and go for it. That's wonderful. But feeling like you're not a runner, or that there's a separate class of people who are "real" runners and you'll probably never get there undermines the accomplishments you've made by getting out there and running.