I’ve been running for a little while now – about, what? Five weeks? I’m not very good at it, but I enjoy it. I’ve found a way to build my C25K training into my routine, and I’m making progress. I’m not running races, but I’m still getting off the couch and running for the sake of it.
So, at what point do I call myself a runner?
Is there a certain amount of time that must pass before I get a figurative Runners Badge? Am I an associate runner, a runner in training?
Or am I runner just for lacing up my shoes and giving it a go?
I’m still not sure.
Today I finished week four of the C25K programme for the second time, and I’m no entirely sure that I’m ready to move on. What’s the take on repeating weeks more than once? I’m bored with week four after the same six runs (4min, 6min, 4min) so I’m going to give week five a shot.
And I’ll be honest – I’m not really feeling it at the moment. Running. Is it because I’m actually bored? Or is it because it’s getting hard? Is it just not my thing?
And does it make me any less of a runner?