The Gazelle and I were talking about interesting stuff. And while we were giggling and writing the Top 11 Ways You Are a Runner When … I came up with my own little poem about running. I didn’t want to call it a runners rant, because that seemed to me to be negative. I wanted something that was positive and fun. I hope you find some inspiration in this when you read it. And as usual, feel free to pass along any comments you have! With thanks to the folks who came up with the Rant! Without further ado ….
I am a jogger, or a runner
I wear spandex, not cotton. I can wear climatech or wicking technology.
I can run a 5, a 10, a half or a full marathon.
I can wear Mizuno, Saucony, Brooks or New Balance
I can choose to carry a water bottle or wear a fuel belt.
I can do long, slow runs
Or I can do speed work and fartleks.
I can use a Garmin
Or the plain watch that I got from my local department store.
I can choose to run in a group
Or by myself.
I can choose to run at 7.00 a.m. to beat the summer humidity,
Or I can run at 5 pm to catch the last of the light in winter.
I can run along the side of a road, or along trails through the woods.
I can run in the across the border race and cross two countries in one run.
I can run my own pace,
Or try to match another runners pace.
I can proudly wear a green garbage bag to run in the rain,
Or I can wear a waterproof running jacket.
I can choose my own course.
Because I am a runner.
My name is (fill in your name here) and I AM a runner.