Today I am a runner.
I feel like an imposter when I say those words but I think they are true. I am now, more then ever, able to identify with those that enjoy this grueling sport. I wake up each morning at 4:45 to hit the pavement. Rain, snow, freezing temps not much stops us. I love it, it makes me healthy, I enjoy my conversations and time with my running partner, I love the peace it gives, and the energy I gain these are all great reasons to run. But I run everyday to prove to myself that my mind is stronger then my body. I can do hard things. I guess that is what makes a runner, one that conquers!
I think it is important to have those of us crazy enough to call ourselves runners ban together. In the light of the bombings at Boston Marathon we runners stand together. I cannot imagine the terror those runners felt. The fear of the spectators. Marathons are a triumph of the human spirit against our mortal being. Conquerors. So this terrorist has know idea what he is against. Runners are not the light hearted or faint of spirit; they are conquerors! I stand with you Boston or more aptly run with you.
The Imposter Runner