Thursday, August 8, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Are You a Real Runner?

Welcome to the latest edition of Throwback Thursday! This is a once monthly post where I dig into the archives of this blog and share a post that you may have missed the first time around.

This month we are going back to a blog post where I talk about what it means to be a "real" runner. I am always amazed at the runners out there, who don't feel like they earn or deserve the title of runner. I am here to tell you that if you run then you are, in fact, a runner. I'd love it if you would check out my original post to read more.

Are You a Real Runner?

In honor of Throwback Thursday I also like to share a self-indulgent personal throwback picture. Since August is the month of our wedding anniversary, I thought I would share a wedding photo. Eight years ago this month we exchanged our vows on a beautiful beach in La Jolla, CA. This is a normal wedding picture, right?

Do you think he threw me in the ocean?

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will click over and check out the original post Are you a Real Runner? and let me know what you think! How are you celebrating Throwback Thursday?

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  1. love this! Often times I feel less-than-a-runner because I've never "won" a race and busted through that finish line tape, or placed in my age group BUT I know that I AM A RUNNER! No matter the speed, distance...I push myself each run. to go further, faster, longer each and every time! Thanks for this throwback today :)

  2. I struggle with this. I've been running for 16 months, and even ran a full marathon in May, and I still have a hard time calling myself a real runner.

  3. Ha ha. I had to edit my post because my friend so kindly pointed out (and saved me from too much embarrassment) that I inadvertently typed that Hubby and I exchanged our vowels instead of vows. Made me think of Wheel of Fortune: Pat, I think I'll buy a vowel. so silly. At least I didn't type that we exchanged our bowels. :)

  4. I tell my husband if we get married again it'll be on the beach!


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