Today, I felt like a real runner

I usually don’t.  Because real runners run further or faster or more frequently.  They run even when they don’t want to, when they are injured, after it starts to hurt.  They run in the rain, in the snow, in the baking hot sun.  And I, frankly, don’t.  I run comfortably when the mood takes me.  I run parkruns (because they’re wonderful) and go to club (because it’s fun) and run to work (because it’s convenient).  Of an evening, the sofa still calls to me far more loudly than my running shoes, and a day when I don’t run is no better or worse than a day when I do.

So I usually don’t feel like a real runner.  But today.  Today.  Today I did.  Because as I ran to work, the pavement put out its hands, grabbed my foot and sent me tumbling to the ground.  And as I hit the deck, my first thought was “Garmin.  Stop the Garmin”.

Today, I felt like a real runner.


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A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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13 Responses to Today, I felt like a real runner

  1. JovialGnome says:

    You are most definitely a real runner, you don’t have to be Olympic standard to be one – hope you haven’t done yourself any damage!

  2. Shaz says:

    Ooh totally sympathise- how sill did you feel? Glad damage not too bad.

  3. Shaz says:

    I meant silly obviously!

  4. fairweatherrunner says:

    Pavements can get really nasty to real runners!

  5. plustenner says:

    Hope you are ok? LOL! love that t-shirt 🙂 and you are definitely a runner!

  6. Reel runners do a little jig ever now and again.

  7. John says:

    Oh no, I hope the Garmin is ok. Go and get it checked to make sure there is no long term damage 🙂

  8. 7stoneitch says:

    Oh no, hope you weren’t badly hurt!!

  9. AprilRuns says:

    Wow, what a dedication! Love the T-shirt.

  10. fortnightflo says:

    Its the collapsible ankle syndrome.

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