Last night I was asked to submit my “Runner” story for a potential campaign and it really got me to thinking. I don’t really classify myself as a “runner” because I don’t fit that picture. I run at an average pace and am definitely not the fittest person on the trails. I don’t have the lean build that so many runners have (although I’d like to!) so does that really make me a runner?
I think it does but for different reasons. Running has always been a part of my life, it’s like the loyal friend that doesn’t talk back or disappoint you. It’s been there for me through thick and thin and has been my therapeutic release from some of the worst experiences of my life. i’m not always great at talking about my feelings… I am a bit of an introvert that way. I am good at it with certain people but it’s only those people that I trust the most in my life and even then it took me a long time to get to that point.
Running helps me decompress and release all of the stress or feelings I might have pent up and because of that I will always be loyal to running just like it is loyal to me. It seems a little strange to compare an activity to a person, but I guess that’s just the way I think of it and that’s probably because I am a strange person… and I’m okay with that!
I’m glad I had the opportunity to write about my experiences as a “runner” and I hope that I can share that story with you guys soon. I wont be able to give you any details until I find out the result of that submission but I’d love to know how you other runners feel and what your stories might be? Shoot me an email or comment below and maybe we can share some more running stories with the world!