Saturday, May 30, 2009

Giving Myself Credit

Today I was out working in the garden with MissyMiss when a woman who lives a few blocks over walked by. She introduced herself and we started chatting. I noticed she was wearing a RoadRunner shirt, so I asked her if she was a runner. She answered that she was a walker and then asked me if I was a runner (I had just finished a 10-mile run a couple of hours earlier and was still wearing my running outfit).

Can you guess what my response to "Are you a runner?" was? I said "I try to be."

What!?!?!?! Why did I say that? I had just finished an AWESOME 10 mile run. Why do I still struggle with saying that I am a runner. After she left I was kicking myself for doing that, again. Why didn't I say "Yep, I am a runner.". Ugh! I really don't know why I don't give myself the credit I should. Anyone else have this problem???

On an unrelated note, I really enjoyed reading about everyone's hobbies. I was surprised by how many of the chickies both run and sew. :)

On another unrelated note, I watched Paul Blart: Mall Cop last night....it was kinda stupid, a bit predictable, but totally LMAO. If you are in need of a good laugh, but don't want to think too much..watch it. :)

11 comments:

Mabry's Gamma said...

TEN MILES!!! I am going through my head how far from my house that is...that is ridiculously awesome. Now go put on that cape super runner and proudly proclaim..."I AM A RUNNER." Come on...you can do it... just take a deep breath in and SHOUT.... "I AM A RUNNER."

Cheri

Dustie said...

I hope to get my running groove back and start doing those 10 milers again. And YOU ARE A RUNNER! Look in the mirror every morning and say "I am a runner!" :) You were a runner after the first mile you ran! Now you are a PRO!

Pam said...

First of all, if you ran 1o miles, you ARE a runner. Never question that. That being said, I think this is something very common, especially in women. I'm not sure why. I know I do this. Someone will say to me, Oh, you like to quilt?" My response is always, "Well, I don't think that you could really call what I do quilting. It's more like sewing stuff together." Why do I say this? Because I can't figure out how to do a binding. What I do IS quilting, it's just not traditional Never sell yourself short, Sarah. Uncle Frank would have been proud of that 10 mile run.

Winnston said...

Yeah, - listen to Pam. Stop selling yourself short!

My question would be exactly when do you become a "runner"? Most people who run recreationally are not running 10 miles. I guess in your mind you need to run 20?, or 50? ;-)

I kinda understand, though. I am the same way. Let's just put it this way: The next time someone asks, you know what to say, right?

joyRuN said...

If rockin' TEN miles doesn't make you a runner, I don't know what does!

robison52 said...

Yeah, I know, it's hard to be humble...if someone asked if I was a runner, I would probably mumble, look down at my feet, and kick a pebble, saying "I guess so." I just don't want to appear that I'm bragging to those who don't have the "gift." What can you say to a mere walker wearing a RoadRunner shirt? (yeah, I'm somewhat of a runner snob)

BUT, if I meet a fellow runner, I'd have no problems stating that I also belong to our brotherhood of running feet as I slap his/her back with gusto. YEAH, we're runners!!

Tanya said...

Heck, yeah, you're a runner; be proud of your accomplishments in running and give yourself the credit you deserve! It's not bragging; it's stating a fact!

WendyBird said...

Yep, you are definitely a runner. I'm a runner too, but have the same rection when queried about it :-) Funny, I have no problem saying I'm a quilter, even though I haven't made a quilt in a couple of years, LOL. I guess it is a brag thing. It feels like being a bragger to say you are a runner, but to say you are a quilter is admiting to a certain level or dorkiness **ducking and running from the quilters**

J. Leigh Designz said...

You can do it....I couldn't run to the corner and back...heck, I couldn't run to the corner! LOL! Go you on 10 miles! WOW!

Sherri said...

Well, I'm not sure why you do that but you are for sure a runner! non-runners couldn't go 10 miles!
I saw Mall Cop too. Pretty funny. I agree with you on it. good for a light hearted laugh.

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