Lately, I have been coming across a couple of things that make me unhappy about runners. I am always the first to say that runners are the happiest people. Runners are not just happy, but they are also the nicest people you will meet. It is extremely rare that you will meet an unhappy runner, which can probably be attributed to that whole runner’s high thing.
I find that most runners love to talk about running. Go figure. They do not brag about how far or fast they ran, but rather, they discuss their workouts, past race results, and how they can improve for future races. However, most importantly, they encourage each other.
I have found recently that runners are putting each other down and bragging that they are a better runner because they ran farther. I find this highly disappointing. Why do some runners think they are an elitist just because they ran a certain distance or ran a tough course.
I just want to remind everyone that at some point we all struggled just to run a mile. That first mile was a struggle and sometimes it still is. It is an accomplishment whether you run a marathon or a 5K. Both take a lot of time and effort to train for and just getting out there and doing something active is what matters most.
Be proud of what you run, for how far you have come, but most importantly, encourage others.