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Hump Day Giveaway: (Almost) Wordless Wednesday

February 9, 2011
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We are all runners.

Yesterday, when our site was a veritable Vogue, it was clear to me that you ladies got the style thing down.

What isn’t so clear to me, based on the number of self-doubting Facebook posts and other random comments I’ve read while monitoring our amazing community: Some of you don’t have the confidence thing down. Lots of self-described wanna-bes and comments like I’ve-only-run-a-5k and I’m-so-slow-I’m-not-a-real-runner things going on out there.

I get where you’re coming from, but I want you to get this simple equation: If you run, you are a runner. Doesn’t matter if it’s a mile or a marathon. Doesn’t matter if you break the tape or bring up the rear. Doesn’t matter if you measure your miles in 12-minute increments or 7-minute increments.

It simply doesn’t matter. If you run, you are a runner.

Spring has already sprung with this sweet jacket.

So here’s an outfit  from Brooks to make you look like the (stylish and confident) runner you already are.

Cute, functional skirt that makes matching a no-brainer. (Save your remaining brain cells for 4th grade math homework.)

The Glycerin Diva Jacket, a semi-fitted mid-weight jacket with all the necessary features (thumbholes, internal waterproof MP3 pocket, plenty of storage) and the kind of style that makes you think, “Oh, I want that,” when you lay eyes on it. Coordinating on the bottom is the Glycerin Skort, a skirt that doesn’t forgo function: a zipped back pocket holds your keys, another internal storage pocket holds gels or cash, and grippers on the inner mesh shorts holds the shorts in place so they don’t ride up. (Amen to that!)

So what do you have to do to win this sweet set-up? Simply write in the comment section one short, but oh-so-powerful sentence: I am a runner. (Feel free to elaborate if you’re so inspired.)

And next time you start hemming and hawing and convincing yourself that you’re not a real runner, remember that you already told our supportive tribe, the Internet–and, by default, the universe–that you are. All you have to do is believe it.

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P.S. #1: I feel like the annoying kid on Halloween who has already taken 4 pieces of candy and then asks if she can have more when I ask this, but social media is a 3-headed beast that can’t really be tamed. (How’s that for a random sentence?) So if you haven’t become a fan of ours on Facebook, please trot on over here and do that. And if you’re a tweeter–and I totally understand if you aren’t–please follow us here and here.

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P.S. #2: Five lucky women who will be cooking from the Good Neighbor Cookbook (and their favorite go-to meal):

1. Kia: For us it is a Southwest Quinoa and Black Bean Salad. I put the recipe up on my blog last week http://bodhibear.net/2011/01/southwest-quinoa-black-bean-salad/

2. Liz: My easy go to meal is for sure bean and cheese burritos. I just have to remember to have done the necessary steps of soaking beans overnight and crockpotting them in the am. but my favorite meal to make is homemade calzones. I love to add sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts & sauteed peppers & onions and of course cheese.

3. Sara Barnhill: My go-to quick dinner is breakfast. My family of six easily goes through a dozen scrambled eggs, two packs of bacon, and ten biscuits. To make it healthier, we use turkey bacon and whole grain bread. It’s cheap, fast & easy to make, quick clean up, and a good dose of protein/carbs. I usually make this after an early evening workout. Not one of my four kids ever complains & it always gets gobbled up.

4. Jessica Whittaker: Our go to meal is homemade pizza for sure. My daughter (4) will eat just about anything, but my son (16 months old) wants nothing but pizza. He only says about 5 words, one of which is pizza! But just like the other said, it is easy on a week night and both kids can stand on chairs on the counter and get flour and sauce all over them as we build the pie.

5. Erin Johns: I have an AWESOME one. Crock Pot Chicken Tacos!!

2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup of orange juice
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Throw all of these in the crockpot and cook on low for 6 or 7 hours. Before you serve, shred chicken with 2 forks (super easy!), strain liquid out and serve with corn tortillas, shredded cheese, salsa, whatever else you want with tacos. I always use fat free greek yogurt instead of sour cream. You can’t even tell the difference and it’s actually pretty fantastic for you instead of a fat and calorie bomb like sour cream!

Congrats! E-mail us your address at runmother at gmail dot com.

Also, our Born Fit winner from two weeks ago is still MIA. One more call for Katie R, whose go-to clothes are: Pretty much every day after I get home, I don a pair of gray fuzzy pants and a pink fuzzy hooded sweatshirt. This outfit is warm and comfy. Please get in touch, Katie, or we’ll pick a new winner shortly.

563 Comments leave one →
  1. Lynn permalink
    February 9, 2011 3:26 am

    I am a runner! And I feel like I have to be a stylish runner because I am often see at school dropoff and pickup, in the grocery store, Target, drycleaner, etc. IN MY RUNNING CLOTHES! Because I am often doing errands on my way to or just after a run!

  2. Judy permalink
    February 9, 2011 3:29 am

    I am a runner. And I plan to keep running for a long time. I run like a mother.

  3. February 9, 2011 3:38 am

    I AM a runner…..and I am strong!

  4. Ali permalink
    February 9, 2011 3:39 am

    I am a Wife, I am a Mother, I am a Sister, I am a Daughter, and I AM A RUNNER!!!!

  5. Fiona permalink
    February 9, 2011 3:42 am

    I am a runner. Although I’m not a runner, I hope that I am sowing the sseds of being a lifelong runner so that if and when I become a mother, I will continue also to be a runner.

    • Fiona permalink
      February 9, 2011 3:43 am

      *MOTHER* Ooppps – I meant to write that although I’m not a MOTHER, I hope that I am sowing the seeds of being a lifelong runner so that if and when I become a mother, I will continue also to be a runner.

  6. Stacey B permalink
    February 9, 2011 3:46 am

    I am a runner! And, I am a better person because I am!!

  7. February 9, 2011 3:54 am

    I am a runner who likes to go big or go home.

  8. Mary permalink
    February 9, 2011 3:57 am

    I am a runner…hear me breath heavy!!

  9. Susan permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:11 am

    I am a runner. (no run or coffee yet so I can’t get my brain to elaborate)

  10. Csaf permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:12 am

    I AM A RUNNER!

    🙂

  11. Shelly Cole permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:28 am

    I am a runner! I may be slower than some but I’m out there.

  12. Terri permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:42 am

    I am a runner, no matter what others may think.

  13. Megan permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:43 am

    I AM A RUNNER!

  14. Leslie U. permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:45 am

    I am a runner, slow and proud!

  15. Amy permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:46 am

    I am a runner! (Unfortunately one whose treadmill just broke and it is only 9 degrees outside!)

  16. Nan permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:47 am

    I am a runner! And a mom of four boys! I am superwoman! 🙂

  17. Marissa permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:47 am

    I am a runner!

  18. Carrie B permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:49 am

    Running makes me a better wife and mom, I am a runner!

  19. teachprayrun permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:49 am

    I am a Runner because over the years my body has held me up, brought me down, carried me mile through mile, and bears the day to day stress of being a mother,wife, teacher, sister, daughter, and athlete. being a runner rules!

  20. Kimba permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:52 am

    I am a runner! My routes, no matter how long or how short, no matter if I had to walk a bit along the way, are a VICTORY for me and always an inspiration for my NEXT run!!!

  21. allyson permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:55 am

    I am a runner. I became a runner all on my own. I never give up.

  22. Monica permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:03 am

    I AM a runner! Running = freedom!

  23. alison hoeh permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:05 am

    i am a runner (someone please tell my knees and ankles that!).

  24. Val Gurr permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:05 am

    I AM A RUNNER!!!!

  25. Cindy permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:08 am

    4 months ago my motto was “why run if no one is chasing you.” Today, I AM A RUNNER! Since then I have run in 4 5Ks 1 10K and in 2 1/2 weeks I am running my first half. What a difference a few months make!

  26. February 9, 2011 5:09 am

    I am a runner! I am free!

  27. Mary permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:15 am

    I ama runner!

  28. Darcy H permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:16 am

    I AM A RUNNER!!!! Newbie…but I am a runner and I RLAM!

  29. Carolyn permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:16 am

    I AM a runner! 🙂

  30. Stephanie F permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:17 am

    In high school I couldn’t pass the one mile run for the Presidential Physical Fitness test. Two decades later, with 12 years of marriage, 2 children, and a 40 lb. weight loss under my belt, I ran my first half marathon in 2:03. I am happier now than I ever was at age 16, because now, I AM A RUNNER!

  31. Pilar permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:19 am

    I am a runner to keep my head clear!
    Great timing on this post. I haven’t run in almost two weeks thanks to the weather (I live in CT) and work insanity. This morning was my big comeback. I was slumped over this morning trying to convince myself to get dressed and get out there and this post popped up! Ran with my head up and full of confidence (and a bit of pain)! Thanks for the continued inspiration!!

  32. Tricia permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:25 am

    I am a runner!

  33. Stacy Medals permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:26 am

    I am a runner because I started running last year at age 41. Last week I ran 4.4 miles on a morning run and I felt like Super Woman. I fantasize about running when I’m not, and when the weather is bad, I can’t wait for it to get better and get out there again.

  34. February 9, 2011 5:32 am

    I am a runner!

  35. February 9, 2011 5:34 am

    I am a mother, friend, wife, cartographer, photographer and I AM a runner.

  36. Andrea Lehman permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:39 am

    I AM A RUNNER!!! And I LOVE it!!!

  37. February 9, 2011 5:40 am

    I am a runner. And I love it!

  38. February 9, 2011 5:41 am

    I am a runner!

  39. Katy permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:42 am

    I am a runner, and I love it when I get out there!

  40. Jennifer permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:43 am

    I AM A RUNNER!!!!

  41. February 9, 2011 5:44 am

    I am a runner! I was self doubting the other day, asking my husband when I could call myself a runner. His comment, “you got up and ran at 5:30 a.m. and then after experiencing that, you chose to get up and do it again?! You’re a runner.” He made me smile!
    Lynne

  42. Jennifer Lange permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:45 am

    I am a (new) runner!!! 🙂

  43. Cathleen permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:47 am

    I am a runner!

  44. Chaya permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:48 am

    I am a runner. And I plan to be one for a long, long time. Running has changed my life and made me a happier person, and is a big part of how I define myself.

  45. February 9, 2011 5:52 am

    I AM a runner…with many miles behind me and, I pray, many more ahead.

  46. February 9, 2011 5:53 am

    I AM A RUNNER!! And I love, love, love it!!

  47. karen permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:53 am

    I am a Runner: thru High school, College, Career/Baby days/ minivan days/teenage angst days (theirs – not mine)/midlife crisis days/how will we get them thru college days/ and now Mother in law days……. slow runs and even slower runs were the one steady thing in all these years.

  48. February 9, 2011 5:55 am

    I’m a runner- cuz I keep on kickin’ after all the proverbial lickin’s!

  49. February 9, 2011 5:56 am

    I am a runner! (And this post made me teary-eyed.)

    • Sue permalink
      February 9, 2011 6:43 am

      Me too! I was one of the “I’m not a real runner” posters, so I felt like this was directed at me. Yet, I am a big hypocrite because I frequently advise the new runners on FB that if they put one foot in front of the other, then they are runners. I guess I need to practice what I preach (after I wipe my teary eyes, of course!) Rock on, running mama! 🙂

  50. February 9, 2011 5:58 am

    I AM A RUNNER!!! Never EVER thought I’d be saying those words! Running a 4 mile valentine’s run with my hubby on Saturday!

  51. Jackie R. permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:59 am

    I am a runner, and as of this week, a new “bootcamper” too! Hoping it will help my running. 🙂 I may be slow, but I’m a runner.

  52. February 9, 2011 5:59 am

    I AM A RUNNER…I’m getting faster and stronger every day.

  53. Nancy in NC permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:01 am

    I am a RUNNER! after years of running, I finally believe that * I AM* a runner.

  54. KateL permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:01 am

    I am a runner. Because I would be a beast to live with if I weren’t 😉

  55. Stephanie Trouba permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:03 am

    I am a mommy and a runner!

  56. February 9, 2011 6:04 am

    I am a runner (who is looking forward to getting back outside after these sub-zero temps and snow-covered roads are a thing of the past)!!!

  57. February 9, 2011 6:05 am

    I am a runner, but I run really slow. This is how I usually explain my running ability. This post is such a gift to me. Thank you, Dimity.

    I am a runner. No apologies. No explainations

    • Sue permalink
      February 9, 2011 6:44 am

      “This post is a gift”…. I LOVE it. And every day our bodies let us run is a gift. Treasure it!

  58. Michelle permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:05 am

    I AM A RUNNER.

  59. Denita permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:05 am

    I think I can…I think I can…Yes, I AM A RUNNER!!!!!

  60. Anne permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:05 am

    I AM A RUNNER!

  61. martha permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:09 am

    I am a beautiful, proud, bada%# mother runner!

  62. February 9, 2011 6:13 am

    I AM a runner!

  63. February 9, 2011 6:14 am

    I do not run. I AM a runner.

    That’s my mantra for when the going gets tough or I have some doubts going on

  64. February 9, 2011 6:17 am

    I am a runner. A *slow* runner. BUT, I am a runner.

  65. renee permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:22 am

    I AM A RUNNER!

  66. February 9, 2011 6:23 am

    I AM A RUNNER!

  67. February 9, 2011 6:24 am

    I run at the speed of molasses….but, nonetheless, I AM A RUNNER!!!!!

  68. Benedicte Kehr permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:25 am

    I am a runner. I might not be at the front of the pack, but I never quit.

  69. Carrie permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:27 am

    I AM A RUNNER!!!! (I actually yelled that at my husband last night when he tried to tell me I was a jogger, not a runner :))

  70. February 9, 2011 6:28 am

    I am a runner.

  71. February 9, 2011 6:29 am

    I am a runner! 🙂

  72. Kathy permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:29 am

    I started running (at 40) because it was the biggest bang for my buck to battle weight gain. Last year I joined a running group and ran my first race EVER, a half marathon. Since then I have discovered RLAM, laughed daily at our mutual triumphs and struggles, continued training and a can finally say, “I AM A RUNNER!”

    • February 12, 2011 4:44 pm

      Kathy…we have a lot in common. I started running last year at 40–and lost weight and I did my first marthon in January. Congratulations on all your triumphs!

  73. Amanda permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:31 am

    I am a runner.

  74. WendyLD permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:33 am

    I *AM* a runner!

  75. Deborah permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:33 am

    I am a runner! It doesn’t matter that I strain to do 10 minute miles or that my training has slacked to a couple of times a week on the treadmill during the winter….I am a runner nonetheless!

  76. Janette permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:37 am

    I am a runner! Running makes me strong, confident, and keeps me young 🙂

  77. elizabeth randall permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:37 am

    Preach it sister!!! I’m a runner. You’re a runner. We’re all runners TOGETHER!!!

  78. Sara permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:37 am

    I am a runner. And a swimmer. And a cyclist. Love it!

  79. Ansley permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:38 am

    I am a runner! And I am a mother. And I KNOW being a runner makes me a better mother, wife, daughter and sister.

  80. Maria permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:44 am

    I AM A RUNNER

  81. Michelle permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:45 am

    I am a runner! Those four words make me feel so powerful! I am going to repeat them over and over again when I am running my first marathon in May.

  82. kim permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:48 am

    i am a runner – slow and steady.

  83. Jen permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:48 am

    I AM a runner. . . I AM a runner. . . (hey look, – a new mantra!)

  84. February 9, 2011 6:49 am

    I am a runner.

  85. Bretta Hayes permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:52 am

    I am a runner. I’m a momma, a wife, a friend …..and soon to be a marathoner. I AM a runner!

  86. February 9, 2011 6:52 am

    I am a runner…and I like to look good while doing it. That’s a huge bonus!

  87. Jenny Womble permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:53 am

    I am a runner…and I have the legs to prove it! It sure would be nice to win a cute little skirt to show them off when I am out there doing my thing! 😉

  88. February 9, 2011 6:55 am

    I AM A RUNNER!!! It is a huge part of who I am, and a part I really love. And I love everything Brooks and totally have had my eye on that jacket. 🙂

  89. February 9, 2011 6:57 am

    I am a runner because when I finally got the nerve to tell all my friends and family that my goal was to run a marathon, I got a bunch of negative “good luck with that’s”, but didn’t let it stop me!

  90. February 9, 2011 6:57 am

    I am a runner! (a year ago this month, i started running 30 second intervals…i am training for my 2nd half marathon and, even though, I am not a speed demon, I AM A RUNNER!)

  91. Kathy A permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:59 am

    I am a runner! And it makes me a better person, wife and mother.

  92. Jill permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:00 am

    I am a runner and a fabulous mother.

  93. Sheryl permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:01 am

    I am a runner… and my daughter wants to be one too!

  94. Susan permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:04 am

    I am a runner!!

  95. Suzanne M permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:04 am

    I am a runner and so are all of you mamas!!

  96. Margot permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:04 am

    I am a runner! When it’s easy and when it’s hard. When my knees hurt and when I am strong. When I am less than motivated and when I have finished a run. My brain is wired “runner.”

  97. February 9, 2011 7:05 am

    I am a runner! And I actually used that in a sentence the other day when I was waiting for my first Spin class to start. I think it was the first time I ever said it unapologetically and without considering whether I am fast enough, race enough, log enough weekly miles to make the statement true.

    Love this post! And LOVE that outfit!!

  98. Erica permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:05 am

    I am a runner…one who feels mostly wordless this Wednesday! 🙂

  99. Suzie G permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:06 am

    I am RUNNER! One step, one mile at a time!!

  100. Tracy permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:07 am

    I AM a runner…Thanks for the friendly reminder! 🙂

  101. February 9, 2011 7:07 am

    I am a runner! (While it took me a long time to feel like I was qualified to say that, now I truly believe it!)

  102. Megan permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:11 am

    I am a Runner and I enjoy my strength training.

  103. cindy permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:12 am

    I am a runner. I used to think I had to be faster to call myself that. I always used to put an asterisk on my runner status…I could run far (ice completed 9 marathons) but not fast (my PR is 3:53). Now, after having 2 kids, I realize its not the distance or time that makes one a runner, its the internal drive and determination.

    • Sarah permalink
      February 9, 2011 7:20 am

      I think 3:53 is awesome time for a marathon!! But I definitely agree that the determination and drive is what makes one a runner.

  104. Melissa A. permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:15 am

    I am a runner…although I have days where I doubt myself (yesterday) and days where I ROCK it!

  105. Sarah permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:18 am

    I am a runner! On Monday I ran 6 miles for the first time ever. I walked in the door afterward and said to my husband: “I just ran 6 miles. I’m awesome!” How’s that for self-confidence? 🙂

    • JeanH permalink
      February 9, 2011 1:46 pm

      You are awesome!!! That is great, I haven’t made it to 6 miles yet, that is my first goal (beginner here) so GOOD FOR YOU!!

  106. kim permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:18 am

    i am a finisher

  107. Karen permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:19 am

    I am a runner!

  108. jess permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:19 am

    I am a runner! (and a super cute one in an outfit like that!)

  109. Amanda permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:19 am

    I AM A RUNNER…and make it fun by running in pigtails (I’m 35!)

  110. Angela Peterson permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:20 am

    I am a runner! I am more balanced and my mind is strong because I am a runner!

  111. Julie Weidner permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:20 am

    I am a runner! I know this because I just rocked a 5K with a new PR of 26.43 and I actually did it in that exact Brooks skirt and their really cute matching “RUN” shirt!

  112. Marisa Olsen permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:21 am

    I am a runner! It has been almost a year since I started running (again)!!

  113. February 9, 2011 7:23 am

    I am a runner. It’s taken me a few years to really believe it.

  114. February 9, 2011 7:25 am

    I am a runner. AND SO ARE YOU!

  115. Holly S. permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:25 am

    I am a runner! And I’m going to be an off-road triathlete this year.

  116. Samantha permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:26 am

    I am a runner … a real runner and I have the toenail to prove it. 🙂

  117. missusdunlap permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:28 am

    I am a consistent.

  118. missusdunlap permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:29 am

    Oops. Not *a* consistent. Just consistent. 🙂

  119. Dorothy permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:29 am

    I am a runner

  120. Linda B permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:30 am

    I am a runner!!

  121. Kristen F permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:30 am

    I am a runner! A badass mother runner!

  122. Lori Connors permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:31 am

    I AM A RUNNER! I ROCKED OUT MY 6.2 LAST NIGHT TO THE INSPIRATION OF BIGGEST LOSER!!

  123. KarenM permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:32 am

    I am a runner, an no injury, crazy work schedule, crazy home schedule, or bad weather can take that away!

  124. AngG permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:36 am

    I am a runner. And a lover, and a fighter.

  125. Jennifer A. permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:36 am

    I am a runner. I am more than I ever dreamed I could be and I learned that with every mile.

  126. kim in salt lake city permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:37 am

    I am a runner. I struggle. Sometimes I quit for a while. But I always come back, because at heart, I am a runner.

  127. Nicole permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:37 am

    I AM A RUNNER!

    Not only that, I am an athlete. This needs to be my mantra. Even after several years of running races, triathlons and open water swims I have trouble convincing myself that I am an athlete. I have no idea why, but that descriptor is hard for me to feel comfortable with. We put in the time and effort and don’t give ourselves the credit that we deserve.

  128. Maralee Saulters permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:40 am

    I am a runner 🙂

  129. February 9, 2011 7:43 am

    I am a runner!

    After watching the movie, “Spirit of the Marathon”, I now do call myself a runner. There was an older gentleman on there running with his daughter. They called themselves The Sweepers, because they came along close to the back and swept up the dead bodies! LOL when he had said that!

    First marathon, May 15, finish line is Lambeau field …. Super Bowl Champions!!!!!!

  130. February 9, 2011 7:45 am

    I am a runner.
    Even in the depths of February darkness when the miles are low and the pace is slow, I AM a runner.
    Amongst all the amazing women who read this Blog, I am A runner.
    Even when I stop to rest (for a moment or a week or a month), I am a RUNNER.
    Rock on, Mother Runners.

  131. Rebecca permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:47 am

    I am a RUNNER!!

  132. Aimee permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:47 am

    I am a runner! I’m a fairly new runner (started running last June, but already have 2 half marathons under my belt!) so sometimes I feel like I haven’t put enough time in to use the runner label.

  133. Leslie permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:47 am

    I AM A (strong, fit, healthy, happy) RUNNER!!!! WHHOoooooooo!

  134. February 9, 2011 7:47 am

    I am a runner and i would love to run in that super cute outfit!!

  135. Kelsey permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:48 am

    I am a RUNNER!

  136. Allison M permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:49 am

    I AM A RUNNER!! 🙂

  137. Megan permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:50 am

    I Am A Runner!!!

  138. February 9, 2011 7:51 am

    I AM a runner (albeit, a slow one, but one nonetheless) 😀

  139. Abbey S. permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:52 am

    I AM A RUNNER (and it feels SOOOOOOO good!!!!)

  140. Stephanie permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:53 am

    I am a RUNNER! I am a better mother in so many ways beacause I am a runner.

    I am a badassmother runner!!! (though i stil lneed to get the shirt to tell the rest of the world that!)

  141. Jennifer permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:53 am

    I am a runner! WooHoo!!!

  142. February 9, 2011 7:56 am

    I got my belt buckle and I did it all night long!

    • February 9, 2011 8:05 am

      CONGRATS! I love your phrase!

  143. Jana permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:56 am

    I am a runner!! And it has made me a better wife, mother, and ME!!

  144. Andrea permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:57 am

    I am a RUNNER!! And I LOVE it!!

  145. Ruth Lehmann permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:57 am

    Even tho I am only running once a week and am currently putting on winter weight like it is going out of style, I AM A RUNNER.

  146. Debbie R permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:59 am

    I am a runner! never thought i would utter those words, but so proud to!!!

  147. Kristyn G permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:00 am

    I am a runner!

  148. February 9, 2011 8:01 am

    I AM A RUNNER! And I cant wait for spring so I can break out the jogging stroller and take my baby girl running with me!

  149. Sara permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:02 am

    I AM a runner, who is discovering what it means to “run like a mother”.
    I ran my first 10K at the end of the 1st trimester and stubbornly ran my PW (personal worst) 5K to celebrate the end of the 2nd trimester, while pregnant with our first child.
    My current running challenge is to train for my first half marathon, beginning at 6 weeks post partum, which has been my biggest physical challenge EVER!!

  150. Belinda permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:02 am

    I am a runner.

  151. Debbie D. permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:04 am

    I am a runner!

  152. Megan permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:04 am

    I am a runner and my daughter is proud of me! (and so am I)

  153. Karen permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:05 am

    I am a runner! (Wow! That felt good!)

  154. Katie P. permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:05 am

    I tried once before to comment on my phone but was so excited about the skirt that I think it sent before I even commented (but I am not sure it even sent the comment)…so here is try number 2 (please disregard try the blank comment that may have come through). I AM A RUNNER!

  155. Jenny C. permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:05 am

    I am a runner – going strong for 14 years!

  156. February 9, 2011 8:06 am

    I am a runner and triathlete. And I have to tell myself this over and over to make myself feel better about that damn number on the scale.

  157. Julie permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:07 am

    I am a runner, even when I don’t feel like it. I didn’t feel like it yesterday but I did it anyway. And I’m glad I did. 🙂

  158. Shirley permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:07 am

    I am a dog partner running girl!

  159. Kelly K. permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:08 am

    I am a runner and therefore a role model to my kids and students. My legs will take me as far as I need them to go (even a marathon in September!)

    • Kathy permalink
      February 9, 2011 1:32 pm

      Keep going one step at a time sister!!!!

  160. Erinn permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:08 am

    I am a runner….
    because I get up and just get out there,
    because my family asks what my time and place were in a race,
    because my kids think I can actually win a race!
    because I’m addicted to sneakers and moisture wicking fabrics and
    because when you talk the talk AND walk the walk, it becomes real.

  161. Monica permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:09 am

    I am a runner…..and better for it.

  162. February 9, 2011 8:10 am

    I am a runner! Thanks so much for all of the help and inspiration here!

  163. Elizabeth permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:10 am

    I am a runner…injuries and all.

  164. sarah permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:10 am

    I am a runner.
    to quote Kristin Armstrong:
    I am not a “good runner” because I am me, I am a good “me” because I am a runner.

  165. KOTurner permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:11 am

    i AM a runner!!!! Makes me so proud to write that!

  166. Jen B permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:15 am

    I AM A RUNNER!!

  167. heather permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:16 am

    the hardest part is getting out the door…and then, like magic, I AM A RUNNER!!!!

  168. Ashlea permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:16 am

    I AM a runner! A beginner but I still RLAM!

  169. otherjulie permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:17 am

    I AM A RUNNER!

  170. Keri Myton permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:18 am

    I AM A RUNNER
    I am a runner in my heart. I’ve always been a walker but I desperately want to run. To be able to run a few miles. I had a boost of adrenaline in the Nike Women’s Marathon and ran mile 10-11 but have had trouble getting there again. I keep working on it. I’m training again, I’ve registered for the Seattle Rock & Roll Full. Big Sur is my dream Marathon and I’ve told myself I will do it, as my reward to becoming a better runner.

  171. February 9, 2011 8:19 am

    I am a runner reconnecting with that side of myself.

  172. February 9, 2011 8:20 am

    I am a runner…. and a new mother

  173. February 9, 2011 8:21 am

    I am a runner….and trying to make everyone around me one too!

  174. February 9, 2011 8:22 am

    I am a runner

    🙂

  175. February 9, 2011 8:23 am

    I am a runner and I am proud of it.

  176. Kerry Van Renterghem permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:23 am

    I am a RUNNER! and thanks to run like a mother for all the wonderful encouragement and the RLAM Moms on Facebook too.

  177. SueM permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:25 am

    I am a runner, a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a coworker and a friend: I am me.

  178. RunnergirlPNW permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:25 am

    I am a bad ass mother runner! 🙂 I AM A RUNNER!!!

  179. Cherylyn permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:25 am

    I am a runner (since 1976)! I ran my first marathon in 2010 after running many other shorter distances. What was I waiting for? Thought it was going to be too hard on my body. Already signed up for 2011 M.D.I marathon. Go me!! I’m awesome!

  180. February 9, 2011 8:27 am

    I am a runner. Though, at 7 months pregnant right now I’m more of a “wogger”….

  181. Jaclyn permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:28 am

    I AM A RUNNER.

  182. Amanda D permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:29 am

    I am a runner…. with three talkative, Dora obsessed, princess wannabes chasing me at all times….

  183. Melissa permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:32 am

    I am a runner 🙂

  184. February 9, 2011 8:35 am

    I am a Runner.

  185. Trang permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:37 am

    I AM a runner! Hear me roar!

  186. Brooke R. permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:37 am

    I am a runner!!! I love the way it makes me feel and I hope the good Lord will let me do it FOREVER!!!

  187. Melanie permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:38 am

    I am a runner.

  188. Beth B. permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:39 am

    I am a runner!

    (what a great post; I kinda got choked up. You are so right; we are all runners! )

  189. Kori permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:40 am

    I am a mother, a wife, a friend, and a sister…I can’t be good at any of those unless I am a runner!

  190. Celeste permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:41 am

    I am a RUNNER!

  191. Margaret permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:47 am

    Thank you! I am a runner!

  192. Anne permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:50 am

    I am a Runner – and lovin’ it!

  193. Jennifer permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:53 am

    I am a Runner!

  194. February 9, 2011 8:53 am

    the road is my therapist … i am a runner.

  195. February 9, 2011 8:59 am

    I am a runner!

  196. sarah permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:01 am

    I am a runner. This is never more evident than when something KEEPS me from running. Then I get stabby.

  197. February 9, 2011 9:02 am

    I AM a Runner!

  198. February 9, 2011 9:04 am

    I am a runner! It’s making me whole again.

  199. February 9, 2011 9:04 am

    I am a runner…a strong, healthy, happier mother runner!

  200. Koby permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:09 am

    I AM a Runner!!!

  201. February 9, 2011 9:09 am

    I am a runner. Thanks for the reminder!

  202. Jules permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:10 am

    I AM A RUNNER!!!!!!!

  203. Jenn C. permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:10 am

    I am a runner!

    The best part of my night yesterday–my boss introduced me to one of her friends and said, “oh, you will like her, she’s a runner!”

  204. February 9, 2011 9:11 am

    I am a runner! And on the days I don’t run …I am a runner.

  205. February 9, 2011 9:11 am

    I am a runner! Even when I forget my jog bra and have to wear my normal bra for a 5 miler (like yesterday)… I may not always have it together, but I’m always a runner..

    • Sue permalink
      February 9, 2011 9:18 am

      HA HA! I forgot my bra, too! But I opted for the lower-impact eliptical instead of a run… I didn’t need The Girls to hate me.

  206. sandra m. permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:12 am

    Who knew how hard it would be to write “i am a runner”! thank you for the encouragement and wisdom.

  207. Henriettae permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:15 am

    I AM a runner!!

  208. Sue permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:15 am

    As a fifth-grade teacher, I often tell my reluctant readers and writers, “If you read, then you’re a reader” and “If you write, then you’re a writer”. Taking my own advice…I RUN, SO I AM A RUNNER! Thank you thank you thank you for this simple reminder to ALL of us.

  209. Laura Moir permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:19 am

    I AM a runner! Speed is relative, distance is relative, and I thank my legs everyday for taking me there.

  210. Julie permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:21 am

    I am a runner. 🙂

  211. Marianne permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:25 am

    I AM A RUNNER! And on days when I need to take a walk break, I AM STILL A RUNNER!

  212. Becky A permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:27 am

    I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a worker, a mommy, and maybe a few more things I am forgetting, but at the core I AM A BAD-ASS MOTHER RUNNER!!! Thanks for the reminder!

  213. February 9, 2011 9:27 am

    I am a runner. And I have the quads to prove it!

  214. February 9, 2011 9:28 am

    I am a runner. Really.

  215. Katie S permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:29 am

    I am a runner! That felt great!

  216. Jennifer permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:30 am

    I am a runner. I always feel a little surge of pride when I say that. 🙂

  217. Gabrielle Murphy permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:31 am

    I AM A RUNNER….and if you want to question that…bring it on…but you’ll have to catch me first!!

  218. February 9, 2011 9:32 am

    I am a runner! Some days it is hard to remember that a runner is simply someone who gets out there and runs…I can’t compare myself to others…or myself in the past…sure in my college days, pre-kids I could run a 21 minute 5K and last year I PRed with a 26 minute (I started my PRs over again…I figured it wasn’t fair to compare myself to my pre-child self when it had been 11 years between 5Ks…And by the way I practically shouted for joy when I hit that 26 minute mark). I have to love who I am now…because this body may no longer be fast, but it grew 5 fabulous children, and has the stretch marks to prove it!

    I am a runner!

  219. Staci W permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:33 am

    I AM A RUNNER!!! 🙂 It took me a couple years to feel that, but I am now! …and I LOVE running in my skirts! Even in the winter! I just layer. 🙂

  220. Beverly permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:36 am

    I am a daughter, sister. wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. I AM A RUNNER!! My 4 yr old grandson always asks when he sees me on Saturdays “Did you run yet, Mimi?” If not, he wants to go with me. I run. He rides his bike. We run to the park, play and run/ride home again.When we get home, we have a little snack that always ends with “I love running with you, Mimi! I love you sooooo much!” I hope I am an example to him and his baby brother that exercise can be fun and is always worth the effort. I hope these Saturdays continue as he grows older and we can run together 🙂

  221. Farah permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:37 am

    I am a Runner!

  222. February 9, 2011 9:37 am

    I am a runner!…haven’t tried a running skirt yet, though 🙂

  223. loppypop permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:38 am

    I am a runner.

    This is something I have a VERY hard time convincing myself of. I’m currently signed up for a half marathon in August, but so far the only training I’ve been able to do is hiking/snowshoeing with my dog — there is far too much snow around for me to run right now. But its okay — no matter how much actual running I’m not doing now, there will be plenty of months and weeks ahead where I will be able to and I will FINISH in August.

  224. February 9, 2011 9:38 am

    I am a runner… I am strong! 😀

  225. February 9, 2011 9:43 am

    I listen to the Foo Fighter’s when running. Can’t remember the name of the song but then end lyrics are “Who are you?” repeated three times. In my head I respond, “I’m a runner.” Maybe I need to start saying it out loud…

  226. Jill Dettman permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:47 am

    It took me a long time to believe it, but I am a runner!

  227. Addie permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:48 am

    i AM a runner.

  228. Kari permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:52 am

    I am a runner, and I hope to still be one when I’m 80!

  229. Lorie Chambers permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:55 am

    I AM a runner, I am so teary after reading theses posts. I had told myself most of my life that I could not be a runner. Thank You, fellow runners!!! 🙂

  230. Amber H permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:56 am

    I am a (mother) runner!

  231. February 9, 2011 9:57 am

    I am a runner. And proclaiming that was the first step, twelve years ago.

  232. February 9, 2011 9:58 am

    I am a NEW runner. I ran my first 5k this past October and I’m training for my first half-marathon in March. Trying to gain the whole confidence thing each day;)

  233. Summer permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:59 am

    I am a runner. I am a Mom. I haven’t run anywhere but back and forth to my car with kids for a while. But…I have new running shoes, a gym membership that I use, and plans to run my first 5k race (I used to run a lot when I worked for an outdoor leadership company but never races). I will become an active runner again THIS YEAR! Bring it ON!

  234. Heather Gocke permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:59 am

    I am a runner. (Yeah, it’s true.)

  235. Sarah permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:59 am

    I am a runner – and one tough mama!

  236. February 9, 2011 9:59 am

    I am a runner! And it’s only taken me almost 2 years to be able to say it…

  237. Laurie permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:00 am

    I am a runner beyond where I thought my imagination could take me!

  238. Jenni B permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:00 am

    I am a RUNNER! (even though I never thought I could be!)

  239. February 9, 2011 10:01 am

    I am a runner.

    Okay, that does feel good to say. Thank you 🙂

  240. girlsworld permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:02 am

    I am a runner! I always have been and I always will be.

  241. Jess Watkins permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:02 am

    I am a runner and I am HAPPY.

  242. Jennifer Dewaele permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:04 am

    I AM A RUNNER!!! 🙂

  243. Susan in Denver permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:07 am

    I am a runner. I may not be the fastest runner, or the most graceful runner, but I’m out there trying so that makes me a runner.

  244. Cheryl permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:07 am

    I am a runner. It does feel good to write that – thanks!

  245. Melissa permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:09 am

    I am a runner. No matter the pace or distance, even during a slump, I’m a runner.

  246. Liz permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:12 am

    I am a runner and I still can’t believe it. But i love it 🙂

  247. Wendy permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:12 am

    I AM A RUNNER! I may not keep my boyfriend’s 7 minute miles, or my BFF’s 10 mile ultra paces, but I keep my own. When I put on my iPod and tennies – and SKIRT – I own that time… don’t bother me – I am a runner!

    • Wendy permalink
      February 9, 2011 10:13 am

      100 mile ultra’s – oops! ONE HUNDRED… 100… not 10.

  248. Janice S permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:13 am

    I am a runner. That feels pretty good to say! Thank you!

  249. Joanmarie permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:13 am

    I am a runner! Where there’s doubt everywhere else in my life, I know that much is true.

  250. April permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:15 am

    i AM a runner. Every step I make gets me forward.

  251. Rachel permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:15 am

    I am a runner.

    I had my “ah-ha” running moment at mile 11 of my last half marathon. I looked around at all of the participants: big, tall, fat, skinny, fast, slow and it hit me like a ton of bricks – we are ALL runners, no matter the skill level, distance, etc. If you run, you are a runner.

  252. February 9, 2011 10:17 am

    I am a runner! And I’m going to stop adding “but I’m really slow” every time I say that phrase 🙂

  253. February 9, 2011 10:20 am

    I am a runner! Really? Really.

    And I actually teared up when I read this because it’s absolutely 100% how I feel – like the fact that I haven’t technically run outside yet makes me feel like a “pretend” runner, but I am currently running 2.75 mi 4 days a week on the treadmill, so by definition I AM a runner. Right?

  254. February 9, 2011 10:21 am

    I am a runner. No, I did not win the race but I am still a runner.

  255. Emily M. permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:21 am

    I am a RUNNER!!

  256. February 9, 2011 10:22 am

    I am a runner and if Katie does not run the Born Fit jacket that I have been coveting and even going to local shops to check out but it is not there yet (which is weird since they are a local company) then I will happily take it. I’ll even split the prize so you can give the pants to someone else 😉 **and thank you for the cookbook 🙂

  257. Donna permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:24 am

    I am a runner – maybe a half-time runner (the other 1/2 I walk) but I am following dr’s orders and I am dedicated so I MUST be a crazy mother runner 🙂

  258. Sara P permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:26 am

    I am a Runner!

  259. Gretch permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:31 am

    I am a runner! wow….

  260. Jeannie M permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:32 am

    I AM A RUNNER!!

  261. Carla permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:35 am

    I am a runner. Me. I run…therefore I am a runner. Look, I said it…twice! And without any qualifiers! 🙂

  262. Lelia permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:39 am

    I am a runner….back of the pack – but still a runner.

  263. February 9, 2011 10:39 am

    I am a RUNNER…
    I love to run for FUN
    I love to run for a PURPOSE
    I love to run in honor of our SOLIDERS
    I love to run for ME

  264. February 9, 2011 10:41 am

    I am a runner and it’s taking me places I’ve never been!

  265. February 9, 2011 10:42 am

    I am definitely a runner. Despite the fact that I’ve been heinously injured and can’t afford physical therapy and went from a PR half marathon to unable to run a mile in two months. Sigh. I’m looking forward to the day I can run again!

  266. Brydie permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:42 am

    I am a runner. AND a Mom, and a wife, and a friend and a daughter and a RUNNER. I run because 5 years ago I thought I would never be able to walk normally again after a back injury. I run because that little girl in gym class who never felt good enough is still inside me. I run because I have a little girl who I want to know that it doesn’t matter if you run, sprint, hobble, walk, crawl the most important thing is you are always doing your best for yourself and you are good enough. I am a runner and I love it.

  267. Samantha permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:46 am

    I am a runner, struggling to rediscover my past discipline.

  268. February 9, 2011 10:46 am

    I am a runner and because I am also a mother, sometimes I feel like I am a combination of warrior/ninja runner!

  269. Robin Snyder Dailey permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:49 am

    I am a runner!

  270. Patty permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:52 am

    I am a runner, although at times I feel like Monica in that episode of Friends where she is in a dance class and the teacher says she is doing it all wrong and she yells back, “At least I’m doing it!”

  271. Kathy G permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:54 am

    I am a runner! I’m slow but how many 50+ women ran a 1/2 marathon last weekend!

  272. Marne permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:59 am

    I am a runner (and running is MINE).

  273. marcy permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:04 am

    Running keeps me sane; 7min/mi or 12min/mi no matter 🙂

  274. Catrina permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:04 am

    I am totally a runner!

  275. Jacinda Conboy permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:06 am

    I am a runner and I truly believe it!

  276. February 9, 2011 11:09 am

    I am a runner! My kids say I am, so it must be so.

  277. February 9, 2011 11:13 am

    I am a Runner! It’s what has made me feel strong and confident in my weight loss journey. I’ve been embracing my body for where it’s at right now; It’s strong enough to take me from one step to the next, so it’s good enough for everything else! I’m amazed at how much impact that’s had on all areas of my life.

  278. Karen Falat permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:14 am

    Im a runner. I am staring down knee surgery in 3 weeks and I am scared to death. I needed to say this today. Thank you.

  279. February 9, 2011 11:17 am

    I am a runner! That feels awesome to say! It gives me the confidence to get out there every day and go for it! I love being a runner and will be a runner for a very long time!

  280. February 9, 2011 11:17 am

    I am an Ironman and a runner, and I WILL qualify for Boston this year. There, I said it. 🙂

  281. Arwen permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:21 am

    I am a runner!!!!!!!

  282. Kristen permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:21 am

    My Facebook status after some speed work on Monday:

    “Dear God: I know I will never be a great runner. I’m ok with that. Can we compromise and you just make me a ‘not crappy’ runner?”

    Either way, I AM A RUNNER.

    A runner that has stuck with the plan. A runner that has lost 11 pounds since January 4th. A runner that will keep running, even though I hate it, because that’s what I do. Someday, I will like it – maybe. 😉

  283. Terry C permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:23 am

    I could not survive without running, therefore, I am a runner!!!

  284. Heather Caldwell permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:26 am

    I am a runner… for my two little boys, for my husband, and especially for myself!

  285. Jennifer H permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:28 am

    I am a runner! I have many doubts about that some days, but knowing that I got up at 5:30 and ran in 17 degree weather with an aching knee and plantar fasciitis to only run 3 miles, means I can totally claim it today!

  286. February 9, 2011 11:29 am

    I am a runner…a mid-packer and proud of it…and I really would love to win that outfit ‘cuz its so cute!

  287. Jodi D.B. permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:30 am

    I am a runner!!!!

  288. cynthia permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:33 am

    I AM a runner, I know it and so do my knees!

  289. Carolyn permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:35 am

    I am a runner. First and foremost I am a believer in Jesus, a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister, a friend. Running is what makes me do all these things well.

  290. Karen permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:37 am

    I am a runner! 🙂

  291. Stacy permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:37 am

    I am a runner…and it keeps me sane.

  292. February 9, 2011 11:38 am

    I AM A RUNNER!!!

  293. Mary permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:46 am

    Okay, I loved this one.

    I am a runner.

    I am.

  294. Shaygram permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:49 am

    I run, therefore I am… a runner!!!

  295. beth permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:51 am

    I get so fixated on whether or not I’m a “REAL” runner based on my times. I tell myself that I’m not a real runner unless I run sub-9-minute miles. I find myself envious of others who run 2 miles everyday and confidently call themselves a runner. I need to own up to the fact that I’ve run 2 full marathons, 7 half marathons, 1 10-miler, and 1 5K and that I’m a REAL Runner no matter what the time is on the stop-watch. Going to mark my car with that 26.2 magnet I’ve been hiding because I’m afraid that people will see my sticker and ask about my time…. I AM A RUNNER!

  296. Ruthie permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:00 pm

    I am a super fly runner!

  297. February 9, 2011 12:00 pm

    I am a runner. I am a runner that is overcoming 30+ years of chronic daily asthma. Little by little I’ve been able to change my diet and my attitude and overcome my fear that if I move too fast or too much, I may have an attack. The possibility is still there and it happens, but I’ve been getting stronger day by day…and now I’m able to run. I run slow, light on my feet and meticulous. I run barefoot (or with minimal shoes if it’s cold) and I feel more free than I’ve ever felt before. I never thought I’d ever be able to run. Now, I’m a runner.

  298. Nicki permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:02 pm

    I am a runner! And it has taken my years to feel comfortable saying that.

  299. Val Gurr permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:04 pm

    I AM A RUNNER!!!!!

  300. Ellen C permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:04 pm

    I am a runner! It is a very important component that makes me who I am.

  301. Rita permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:06 pm

    I am a runner. I am a wife. I am a mother. I am a friend.

  302. Robin permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:09 pm

    I am a runner. (But I totally know where the people who say they aren’t are coming from. Don’t take as long as I did to make the mental shift — about 15 years!!)

  303. Stephanie permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:10 pm

    I am a grateful runner! I’m thankful for the ability!

  304. Christina Escobar permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:16 pm

    I might not *look* like one. I might be a slow one, but I can do the miles. I AM A RUNNER!
    I AM A RUNNER!!!!!!!!!!!

  305. February 9, 2011 12:16 pm

    I am a runner. And don’t you ever forget it!! 😉

  306. Julie permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:16 pm

    I am a runner! Outside, treadmill, trail, neighborhood sidewalks, sometimes in nice running outfits, often in whatever is clean, it’s all good! A run almost always boosts my mood and confidence.

  307. Serene permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:20 pm

    I AM a runner!

  308. Kara permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:20 pm

    I. am. a. RUNNER.

  309. JeanH permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:23 pm

    I AM A RUNNER! This was SO what I needed today and brought tears to my eyes. I am now feeling PROUD – NOT discouraged – of my 12 minute miles! 🙂

  310. Rebecca permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:29 pm

    I am a runner. Wow. I am. Thank you. I kick ass.

  311. Dru permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:44 pm

    I. AM. A. RUNNER!

  312. ice cream addict permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:46 pm

    I am a runner… I may be on hiatus due to injury & illness but I’ll be back better, stronger and more committed — hopefully soon!

  313. Sarah permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:47 pm

    I am a runner!

  314. JenericFN permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:49 pm

    I am a runner. Repeat it, believe it.

  315. jord permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:53 pm

    I am a runner.

  316. February 9, 2011 12:55 pm

    I am a runner…who needs that outfit!

  317. Becky permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:58 pm

    I am a runner!

  318. alanna permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:00 pm

    I am a Runner, even it is took we ten years to say it.

  319. February 9, 2011 1:05 pm

    I am a runner. Even when I am injured, or lazy, taking a break, taking a bike ride. In my heart and in my actions, I am a runner.

  320. Sandi permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:07 pm

    I am a runner.
    I run but I usually don’t think of myself as a runner because of my 11 minute mile pace and my
    “not a runner’s body”. But I am and I enjoy it.
    Sandi

  321. Bente permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:09 pm

    I am a runner! Thanks for reminding me!

  322. Corinna permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:13 pm

    I am a RUNNER, wife, mother, daughter, and sister.

  323. Kristen permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:13 pm

    I am a runner! I know this when I see others running and I want to join in!

  324. Callie permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:16 pm

    I’m a runner and I LOVE IT!

  325. Alison E. permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:20 pm

    I am a runner.

  326. Taletha permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:23 pm

    I am a runner. Hear me pant!

  327. Crissy permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:30 pm

    I am a runner, that would love to try running in a skort 😉

  328. Anne permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:32 pm

    I am a runner!!! And a better mother and wife because of it!

  329. Jennifer Lowrance-York permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:34 pm

    I am a runner! Whoot Whoot!

  330. February 9, 2011 1:35 pm

    No matter my fears or my pains, I am a runner!

  331. February 9, 2011 1:36 pm

    I AM A RUNNER!! (woo-hoo!)

  332. Kristin permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:36 pm

    I AM a runner!

  333. Kris permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:37 pm

    I AM a runner

  334. Kathy permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:37 pm

    I AM A RUNNER!!!!!

    and my four daughters KNOW it!

  335. Lee permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:38 pm

    I am a runner.

  336. February 9, 2011 1:40 pm

    It seems that against all odds – I am a runner.

  337. February 9, 2011 1:46 pm

    I am a runner who got a thrill yesterday when I could see my strong shadow on the trail. Thank you sunshine!

  338. Tyler permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:53 pm

    I am a runner! Thanks so much for the reminder!

  339. February 9, 2011 1:54 pm

    I am a runner! 🙂

  340. Susan A. permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:57 pm

    I am a RUNNER who proved that I can get healthier as I get older!

  341. February 9, 2011 2:02 pm

    I AM A RUNNER!

  342. Anitra permalink
    February 9, 2011 2:02 pm

    iIrun,In the heat in the rain in the freezing cold, I run if I am happy, sad, or mad, I run for the agony and the love of it, I run for me!! Therefor I am a RUNNER!!!!

  343. Judy Gurchak permalink
    February 9, 2011 2:06 pm

    I am a runner…and it feels great!

  344. February 9, 2011 2:13 pm

    I am a RUNNER!. And I’m a runner suffering from her most serious injury yet 😦 first time since I started doing long distance that I am forced to stop running completely while I heal . But it has made me realize that, because I miss it so much, I am a RUNNER!

  345. February 9, 2011 2:15 pm

    I am a runner!!!

  346. Karen g. permalink
    February 9, 2011 2:16 pm

    I am a runner and would love an awesome outfit to rock during my next run!

  347. Kate B. permalink
    February 9, 2011 2:28 pm

    I am a runner.

  348. Kim L. permalink
    February 9, 2011 2:39 pm

    I AM A RUNNER!!

  349. Christine permalink
    February 9, 2011 2:40 pm

    I am a runner. Twelve years and very proud of it.

  350. Alessandra permalink
    February 9, 2011 2:46 pm

    I am a runner. I am a rower. I am an athlete. I am a mother. I am a badass.

    Now hand me another candy cane Joe-Joe.

  351. Steph permalink
    February 9, 2011 2:49 pm

    I am a runner, hear me roar?!

  352. Alicia permalink
    February 9, 2011 2:51 pm

    I am a runner…therefore I am!

  353. Kelly permalink
    February 9, 2011 2:55 pm

    I am a runner! As someone who always qualifies that statement (with the sorts of comments that Dimity indicated), it feels great to say it (or, rather, write it), and know that it’s true, regardless of my speed, size, or race history.

  354. Tori permalink
    February 9, 2011 2:59 pm

    I am a runner!!!!

  355. Amber permalink
    February 9, 2011 2:59 pm

    I am a runner:)

  356. Tammy C permalink
    February 9, 2011 2:59 pm

    I am a runner! I love this outfit because I like to be a pretty runner!

  357. Laurie A. permalink
    February 9, 2011 3:16 pm

    I AM A RUNNER!!!!! It has taken me a long time to be able to say that. My “epiphany” came not as the result of a great run, a pr or any particular distance completed. It came when my parents were talking about all of vacationing in Colorado this summer (we live in South Georgia) and my first thought was “How awesome it will be to run there!”

  358. Mara permalink
    February 9, 2011 3:18 pm

    I am a RUNNER!

  359. Aubrey R permalink
    February 9, 2011 3:23 pm

    I am a runner. Woot!

  360. Holly permalink
    February 9, 2011 3:24 pm

    I am a runner, for life!

  361. Beth permalink
    February 9, 2011 3:26 pm

    I am a runner! (And got a mommy buzz the other day when my 2 year old hopped on the treadmill, started to walk, and said “Look Mommy! I a runner like you!” Great moment).

  362. Stephanie permalink
    February 9, 2011 3:41 pm

    I AM a runner. No matter my pace. No matter how far I go. I AM A RUNNER.

  363. Dee Dee permalink
    February 9, 2011 3:47 pm

    I am a runner!

  364. Jenn permalink
    February 9, 2011 3:57 pm

    I am a runner. Someday, I will run like a mother.

  365. Marnie Brian permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:02 pm

    I am a runner!!

  366. February 9, 2011 4:10 pm

    Hellsyeah, I am a runner!

  367. Jen permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:23 pm

    I am *still* a runner even after the arrival of baby #3 has forced me to start building mileage all over again!

  368. Julie B permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:25 pm

    I am a runner!!! Always have been, always will be!

  369. February 9, 2011 4:39 pm

    I am a runner!

  370. patty w permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:39 pm

    I AM A RUNNER! I run to keep myself centered and happy–to relieve some stress….I teach 1st grade and have 3 children of my own. Running allows me to laugh everyday at all the little and big things that happen!!

  371. Lauren permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:41 pm

    I am a runner (an injured runner, but a runner none the less).

  372. Suzanne Spencer permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:46 pm

    Most definitely I am a runner.

  373. Annet permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:49 pm

    I am a runner – not very far, not very fast, but I know I will get there, one day. Hating it at times and yet loving it all the same.

  374. Christy permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:55 pm

    I am a runner! thanks for reminding me!

  375. Tammi permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:01 pm

    I am a runner!

  376. February 9, 2011 5:05 pm

    That’s not a statement I make often enough: I am a runner.

    Thank you.

  377. February 9, 2011 5:09 pm

    Really and truly, I am a runner.

  378. Atha permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:20 pm

    I am a runner…. a BADA$$ mother runner!!!!

  379. Cheryl K permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:20 pm

    I am a runner! I hope to keep running and competing until I win my age group simply because I am the only one in it. 🙂

  380. ashley griner permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:21 pm

    I am a RUNNER, and your book made me feel like it was ok to actually call myself one. Thank-you to you both!

  381. Jamie Miles permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:28 pm

    I am a runner! (since October 2010)

  382. Amy permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:29 pm

    I am a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend and I AM A RUNNER!

  383. Marika permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:33 pm

    I am proud to be a mother runner!

  384. Michele permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:35 pm

    When I was 10 years old I felt it. My asthmatic lungs made me promptly forget it. Ah, THANKFULLY, 30 years later I remembered:

    I
    A M
    A
    RUNNER!

  385. Michelle permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:35 pm

    I am a runner. (I love writing that).

  386. Michele N. permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:35 pm

    I am a runner… and really enjoy a cute skirt & matching top for race days!

  387. Sherry permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:36 pm

    I can’t believe I am, but it’s true…I am a RUNNER!

  388. Tryna permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:38 pm

    I am a runner.

    My medal collection tells me so. (Did I mention that I’m a medal whore? I’ll do any course, if the bling is involved)

    There, I said it!

  389. February 9, 2011 5:40 pm

    I am a runner!! And I have bling (and toenails) to prove it!

  390. Holly permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:40 pm

    I am a runner! 🙂

  391. Kat Moore permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:45 pm

    I am a runner!

  392. February 9, 2011 5:45 pm

    I am a runner and my wife is a runner who is running to raise funds to beat blood cancer loves your book and I would love to give her the outfit. We both met you at the Iron Girl race in Seattle last year and you really inspired her. Thanks for all you do.

  393. February 9, 2011 5:46 pm

    I AM a runner, chasing down big dreams. 🙂

  394. February 9, 2011 5:48 pm

    I AM a runner!!!!

  395. teresadn permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:49 pm

    I am a runner! This post really motivated me when I needed it, and was quite timely as I found myself intimidated in the company of two people who I would have considered to be “serious runners” over the weekend. They were discussing the philosophy of being a minimalist runner and the marketing ploys of the shoe companies designed to take our money, and I felt like the most novice of runners since I wasn’t very knowledgeable about the subject (despite the fact that I have been running for the last 16 years, more than half of my life). I even uttered the words, “Oh, I run, but I’m not sure I can be considered a runner.” Today’s blog post makes me forget those words and turn my attitude around–I am a runner and no one can change that. Thanks for the constant motivation, ladies!

  396. Dani permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:51 pm

    I am a runner. Even in -30 in cold and dark Alaska.

  397. February 9, 2011 5:52 pm

    i AM a runner… and this is as much to convince myself that i am. i need to remember that, even on the days when i don’t “get” to, i still really AM a runner. and thank heaven for that. (AND thank heaven for all of you…excellent new Brooks gear or not!!)

  398. Jenny permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:58 pm

    I am a Mother, a Wife, a Nurse, a Daughter, a Sister, and a Runner! (hear me roar 🙂

  399. Amy permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:01 pm

    I am a runner!!!

  400. Tammy permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:04 pm

    I am a runner….and a mother who has some sanity because of running!

  401. Brittany M. permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:06 pm

    I am a runner! Even with a sore knee 😦

  402. chantal s edouard permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:07 pm

    I am a runner..just started training for a 5k while my son is the PICU. Running has been helping with my stress level

  403. Sarah R. permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:12 pm

    I am a runner, and I run like a mother!!!!

  404. February 9, 2011 6:18 pm

    I AM A RUNNER!!!!

  405. Karie permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:30 pm

    I am a stroller-pushin RUNNER!

  406. Laura permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:34 pm

    I am a runner. Two years running and feeling happier than ever. You can’t beat that.

  407. February 9, 2011 6:35 pm

    I am a runner – even outside, in the middle of a Canadian winter. =)

  408. Leslie Leber permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:35 pm

    I am a runner!

  409. Deb D permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:40 pm

    I am a runner because some days it’s what makes me feel extraordinary in my otherwise ordinary life.

  410. February 9, 2011 6:45 pm

    I am a runner, but it’s not always easy to be.

  411. Andrea permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:50 pm

    I am a runner!

  412. Jeanette Arnold permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:50 pm

    I’m a runner!!

  413. margaret s. permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:52 pm

    I am a sassy spunky runner!

  414. Jeanne permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:53 pm

    I am a runner! It’s me, me, me time, and I love it!

  415. Karen Austin permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:57 pm

    I AM a runner!

  416. Tara Loorz permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:58 pm

    I am a runner!

  417. Kortni permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:59 pm

    I AM A RUNNER so I can be a good mom, wife, friend, daughter, sister, etc!

  418. Steff permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:01 pm

    I am a runner!

  419. Nita Sweeney permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:02 pm

    I am a runner. I run like an animal: a penguin. And I’m damned proud of that fact!

  420. Amy K permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:07 pm

    I am a runner… and THAT is what keeps me SANE:)

  421. Sheila permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:08 pm

    I am a runner! I just completed my first half marathon this past weekend!

  422. Angela permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:17 pm

    Oh, yes – I am a runner!

  423. February 9, 2011 7:18 pm

    I am a runner.

  424. Nikki permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:22 pm

    I am a runner. See that girl dodging the ice slicks, the parked cars, the stray dog and the erractic drivers? That’s me! Running down the middle of the less-traveled streets to avoid people’s unshoveled sidewalks. Nodding, waving and greeting other runners who share my same passion. Sweat pouring off me at 7 am with 95% humidity training for my first half-marathon. Trusting in my training at the start line. Relishing the feeling of crossing that finish line with all my glory!! I am a runner.

  425. Katie C. permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:26 pm

    I am strong. I am content. I am proud. I am confident. I am a woman. I AM A RUNNER!

  426. Pam permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:28 pm

    I am a runner! 🙂

  427. Jackie permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:36 pm

    I am a runner- and my family and my life are much happier because I am!

  428. Lindsay Ralls permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:37 pm

    I am a runner (and new reader if this blog)! Yesterday – my 30th b-day – I ran 5K faster than I ran my first 5K when I started running 13 years ago.

  429. Maureen permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:38 pm

    If life is a marathon, bring it on. I am a runner.

  430. February 9, 2011 7:41 pm

    I am a runner!!! I AM! I AM! I AM! And I can’t wait to really get back at it after I pop out this next baby!

  431. February 9, 2011 7:43 pm

    I am a runner and I am better for it!!

  432. Heather Hower permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:50 pm

    I am a runner.

  433. Amy permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:56 pm

    After 35 years of telling myself I was UNABLE to run, I learned 2 years ago that I AM A RUNNER!! Amazing that now that’s how others see me too!

  434. Rebecca permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:57 pm

    Because of you RLAM, I am a Runner! Thank you

  435. Tricia permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:00 pm

    I am a runner and better for it!

  436. Danielle permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:02 pm

    I am a runner who is forever proud I had the guts to run that first mile and kept it going.

  437. February 9, 2011 8:09 pm

    I am a runner…even if my body feels more like a turtle at times 🙂

  438. February 9, 2011 8:09 pm

    I am a runner. If I have to, I can do anything. I am strong. I am invincible. I am woman. (nod to Ms. Reddy)\_(ツ)_/¯

  439. Megan permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:11 pm

    I am a runner, and I am getting better at it everyday! I am awesome!

  440. February 9, 2011 8:15 pm

    I am a runner. I am a new runner, but soon I will be a wise and graceful one.

  441. Christy LeDuff permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:21 pm

    I am a runner!

  442. Sarah permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:24 pm

    I am a runner because I put one foot in front of the other, I keep going, I find the rhythm, then I feel whole.

  443. February 9, 2011 8:24 pm

    I am A RUNNER! (I love saying that too – or especially now that I go to a COOP at the gym and other moms are like, “what do you like to do?” I always say, “I like to run!”

  444. Meredith Johnson permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:46 pm

    I am a runner. I am a mother. And I do a pretty damn good job at both.

  445. February 9, 2011 8:48 pm

    I am a runner. But I don’t think that skirt does my legs any favors – my wife’s, though, that’s a different story.

  446. Alicia B. permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:01 pm

    I am a runner. Every day that I lace up my shoes is a good one.

  447. Sarah permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:08 pm

    I am a runner…..a mother runner!

  448. Leah permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:20 pm

    I am a runner…on roads, trails, and the frozen lake in our backyard. I love it all.

  449. Heidi Clement permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:23 pm

    I am a runner. I’m just a newbie, but 3 times a week for the last 28 weeks, I head out with my class, all the while praying I make it back to the car. I’m 5 feet of bantam and as strong as a giant.

  450. Margo permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:30 pm

    I Am A Runner…and I Get To Run…thank you Kristen Armstrong and thank you Dimity for this post, it is a gift (and one of your best!)
    🙂

  451. Andrea permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:31 pm

    Damn straight. I am a runner. Never thought I’d be a runner, but over the past six months and thanks to “bootcamp”, I’ve become a runner. I RLAM!

  452. Kerry Lively permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:38 pm

    I am a runner! Which recently saved my sanity when I also became a widow.

  453. Maria permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:40 pm

    I am a runner!!! I will always be a runner. My sanity, well-being and health depends on it! Without running, I can be quite unbearable. I run and I feel GREAT!!!! (Can you tell I just went for a run and those wonderful endorphins are working?!!)

  454. Katy permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:48 pm

    I AM A RUNNER!

  455. Sharyn Lieth permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:49 pm

    I am a runner.

  456. February 9, 2011 9:54 pm

    I’m a runner! And, you’re post made me get teary 🙂

  457. Julie G permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:08 pm

    I am a runner! I didn’t call myself a runner until after I ran my first half marathon. I now have 3 under my belt!!

  458. AnneMarie Kuhnau permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:10 pm

    I am a runner…!!! And will be until I die.

  459. February 9, 2011 10:23 pm

    I am a runner! Just not a very stylish one 🙂

  460. February 9, 2011 10:25 pm

    I.Am.A.Runner!!!!!
    Started exactly one year ago today & don’t regret it for one second! Lots of 5k’s down, one Ragnar Relay under my belt and doing my first Half this June. Hell yeah I’m a runner!!

  461. Rachel Taylor permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:32 pm

    i AM a runner 🙂

  462. February 9, 2011 10:35 pm

    I AM A RUNNER!~

  463. February 9, 2011 10:44 pm

    I am a runner. Because. I. Run.

  464. February 9, 2011 11:04 pm

    I am a runner. (Because I get out there and do it!)

  465. Susan permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:24 pm

    I am a runner; and becoming a runner has made me a healthier and happier person.

  466. Krisi permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:30 pm

    I am a runner! And I am almost a mother — 9 weeks to go!

  467. Meghan B. permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:32 pm

    I am a runner. No doubt about it anymore.

  468. February 9, 2011 11:40 pm

    I am a runner even though I live in a bush Alaskan village and it is -10 degrees out. I have found a way to run.

  469. Stacy permalink
    February 10, 2011 12:21 am

    I am a runner…because I CAN!!

  470. Nikki permalink
    February 10, 2011 12:41 am

    I am a runner… Try and catch me.

  471. canuck_grad permalink
    February 10, 2011 12:56 am

    I am a runner! And I soooo would love to win this outfit, because I just received my new Brooks Adrenaline 10 in the mail – they are light blue and grey, so this would match so well (which SBS would love 😉 )

  472. Brigid Borlase permalink
    February 10, 2011 1:58 am

    I am a runner! YIPEEE!

  473. February 10, 2011 2:44 am

    I am a runner! (and a new runner at that!)

  474. Cindy permalink
    February 10, 2011 4:18 am

    I am a runner! It’s not about speed for me, it’s about getting out there for some “me time” so I can keep up with my crazy life instead of my crazy life getting ahead of me. Slow & steady wins the race! I win because I run (like a mother!)

  475. February 10, 2011 5:22 am

    I am a runner. I am a a mother, a wife, and a teacher. I do all these things well because I am a runner.

  476. eep permalink
    February 10, 2011 5:28 am

    I am a runner!

  477. Crystal permalink
    February 10, 2011 5:36 am

    I am a runner and proud of it!

  478. Ann permalink
    February 10, 2011 5:42 am

    I am a runner and have stuck with running because I’ve experienced that awesome bond between all runners…runners build up other runners no matter what their difference in pace, mileage or size is. Runners love to see others out running!

  479. Jen permalink
    February 10, 2011 5:43 am

    I Am A Runner. 🙂

  480. ShelleyMM permalink
    February 10, 2011 6:20 am

    I am a runner…

  481. Anna Sanchez permalink
    February 10, 2011 6:21 am

    I am a runner on no-running restrictions until March 8th, but I’m still a runner!

  482. Dede permalink
    February 10, 2011 6:38 am

    I am a runner!!!!!!!!

  483. melanie pontier permalink
    February 10, 2011 6:42 am

    Run: I can, therefore I do.

  484. Katie Pace permalink
    February 10, 2011 7:33 am

    I AM A RUNNER!!!!

  485. Beth permalink
    February 10, 2011 7:37 am

    I am a runner. One recovering from injury, but a runner nonetheless.

  486. Lauren Mac permalink
    February 10, 2011 7:52 am

    I am a runner even on the days I feel I have failed by not running fast enough or long enough.

  487. Sonia permalink
    February 10, 2011 7:54 am

    I AM A RUNNER
    I can’t believe that came out of my mouth (or off the tips of my fingers)

  488. Jessica permalink
    February 10, 2011 8:03 am

    I am a runner and I LOVE it! Nothing feels better than the awesome post run feeling. Running fixes bad moods, takes away cramps, gets me some me time, gets my body outside even when it’s snowing and less than freezing. Love it, love it, love it.

  489. Katie permalink
    February 10, 2011 8:06 am

    I am a runner…and this -2 degree weather is killing me!

  490. Vickie permalink
    February 10, 2011 9:15 am

    I am a runner! And I love being part of this running community of fierce women!

  491. Kellsey permalink
    February 10, 2011 9:15 am

    Wow, I am a runner too! Thank you for this self affirming post. Love it.

  492. February 10, 2011 9:38 am

    I am a runner! Not a jogger. =)

  493. February 10, 2011 9:52 am

    I am a runner!
    and it’s cheaper than therapy!! 😀

  494. Darrah permalink
    February 10, 2011 10:14 am

    I. Am. A. RUNNER.

  495. Michaela permalink
    February 10, 2011 10:21 am

    I am a runner. You can tell that the most on the days I don’t run… I’m just not myself those days. (Can you see I’m in a lack-of-running-funk here? Sorry to complain!)

  496. February 10, 2011 10:26 am

    I am a runner!

  497. February 10, 2011 10:52 am

    I am a runner! I am still working on truly believing it but I am a runner!

  498. Jodee permalink
    February 10, 2011 10:57 am

    I’m a runner!

  499. Emily Walker permalink
    February 10, 2011 11:14 am

    I am a runner! For so long I would never had said that but now, I am a runner! Yay!

  500. February 10, 2011 11:15 am

    I am a runner.

  501. February 10, 2011 11:26 am

    I am a runner. Probably just happened in the last year or so, even though I’ve been running for 10+ years.

  502. Katie permalink
    February 10, 2011 11:41 am

    I am a runner!

  503. February 10, 2011 12:01 pm

    I am a runner.

  504. Katieh permalink
    February 10, 2011 1:46 pm

    I am a proud, used to be a couch potato, 12 min pace RUNNER!

  505. February 10, 2011 2:24 pm

    I am a runner, which is why I want to cry because my physical therapist told me today to cut my running down by 50%.

  506. Lori permalink
    February 10, 2011 5:19 pm

    I am a runner! For 1 year this month too!

  507. Dawn permalink
    February 10, 2011 6:10 pm

    I AM A RUNNER!!!

  508. Tammy Crittenden permalink
    February 10, 2011 6:32 pm

    I am a runner…thank you for reminding me!! I am guilty of making those statements in the past, “just a 5K”, “but I’m really slow”, etc. But I am currently registered for my second 10K and my second half marathon, so YES, I am a runner!! And I really want that adorable outfit, so I look good doing it…lol!!

  509. Denise permalink
    February 10, 2011 6:44 pm

    I run like a mother!!!!

  510. Trixie permalink
    February 10, 2011 6:45 pm

    I know I’m a runner because I live by this ” Running is my anchor. It’s not what I do but it’s what makes everything else I do okay”. Running is my passion and makes me smile even during a snow storm.

  511. Dawn Ball permalink
    February 10, 2011 8:04 pm

    I AM A RUNNER!!!

  512. Gloria permalink
    February 10, 2011 8:15 pm

    I am a (newbie) runner – still trying to find my stride but definately getting there. I will be 40 this year and until 18 months ago I said “the only way I would run is if someone was chasing me – in a car!” Now I can’t live without it and love it even more when I’m in a cute skirt!!

  513. Jill in Little Rock permalink
    February 10, 2011 8:58 pm

    I am a runner–especially when The Killers’ “Human” comes around on the iPod (and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run”)!

  514. Tasha permalink
    February 11, 2011 5:58 am

    No matter how slow I go, I am a RUNNER!

  515. Susan A permalink
    February 11, 2011 5:59 am

    I AM a runner!

  516. Tracey Smith permalink
    February 11, 2011 6:28 am

    I am a runner . . . and I love it!

  517. February 11, 2011 7:47 am

    I am a runner! Thank you for making me admit this.

    • Lynne permalink
      February 11, 2011 7:59 am

      I am a runner… and I love being able to inspire others to be more active too!

  518. February 11, 2011 8:54 am

    Running has saved my sanity and my life. I am a runner for life!

  519. Erica Richards permalink
    February 11, 2011 9:36 am

    I am a runner and I am strong!

  520. Melissa permalink
    February 11, 2011 10:53 am

    I am a runner and it’s all about me. That’s right. I said it. In this one area of my life, it gets to all be about me.

  521. Michele permalink
    February 11, 2011 10:55 am

    I am a runner!!!

  522. Amy Hill permalink
    February 11, 2011 11:20 am

    I am a runner…something I never thought I’ d be.

  523. February 11, 2011 2:28 pm

    I am a runner! Thanks for this post! It is great!

  524. Jessica permalink
    February 11, 2011 2:31 pm

    I am a runner. And I love it.

  525. Heather L - run mom of with 4 kids permalink
    February 11, 2011 3:08 pm

    I am a runner! I’m pretty slow and I haven’t run a marathon, but I love to run. I have 4 small children and I suffer from a rare form of epilepsy but I know every mile I run is a victory for me.

  526. Wendy permalink
    February 11, 2011 3:23 pm

    I AM a shivering cold Canadian RUNNER……brrrrrrrr

  527. February 11, 2011 5:20 pm

    I am a runner because God designed me to move!

  528. February 11, 2011 5:52 pm

    I am strong.

  529. February 11, 2011 6:32 pm

    I AM a runner!

  530. February 11, 2011 8:12 pm

    I am a runner even when I don’t feel like it I run.

  531. Janelle permalink
    February 11, 2011 10:40 pm

    I AM A RUNNER therefore I breathe, live, enjoy!

  532. Suzanne permalink
    February 12, 2011 5:26 am

    I am (trying to be) a runner.

  533. Carla permalink
    February 12, 2011 10:03 am

    I am a runner. I run for myself, for my children & for my husband. Tomorrow, I’m running my 2nd half marathon and I’m ready. Onward & forward.

  534. Alisha permalink
    February 12, 2011 1:23 pm

    I am a RUNNER!

    And I have to share a conversation I had last week. I am a “newish” runner, and training for a 25k right now. The only other race I have done is a 10k last year. So I was chatting with my new stylist at the salon last week about my goal and she tells me how she is not really a runner, but her cousin did finally convince her to train for a race by making it a “destination race”. They were going to travel to California (from Chicago) to run. So how far was the race, I ask. ” A marathon.” I responded, “um, if you ran a marathon you are no longer allowed to say you are not really a runner”. Since that conversation I have stopped saying “well, I’m not really a runner, but….”

  535. Nancy McM permalink
    February 12, 2011 2:11 pm

    I am a runner. I AM a runner. I AM A RUNNER! {thanks for believing in me}.

  536. Wittsle permalink
    February 12, 2011 4:15 pm

    I am a runner.
    I tell my kids that I am a runner.
    My kids are runners.
    I am proud of them and they are proud of me 🙂

  537. February 12, 2011 4:25 pm

    I am a runner!
    I know this for sure now that I don’t wear ‘sneakers’ anymore – and only wear my running shoes for … running!

  538. MFlo permalink
    February 13, 2011 9:43 am

    I am (trying really, really hard to be) a runner!

  539. Kari permalink
    February 13, 2011 12:51 pm

    I AM A RUNNER! and a better mom/wife because of it!

  540. Jill O permalink
    February 13, 2011 1:43 pm

    I am a runner! Oh yes I am!!!

  541. Kelly Hill permalink
    February 13, 2011 9:16 pm

    I Am A Runner.

  542. February 14, 2011 8:23 pm

    I am a RUNNER!!

  543. Kristin permalink
    February 15, 2011 8:09 pm

    I AM a runner! I am proud to Run Like A Mother, yes I am.

    LOVE the book, btw.

  544. Penny permalink
    February 15, 2011 10:06 pm

    I am a runner. I love Run like a Mother!

  545. rushartist permalink
    February 16, 2011 6:35 pm

    I am a runner! Hope I still have time to enter!

  546. February 17, 2011 10:08 am

    I am a runner…..mayber! I have signed up for my first half marathon and I am working on getting the runners high! 🙂 I want to be a runner, I want to enjoy it.

  547. February 22, 2011 8:57 am

    I am a runner!

    I just wrote a blog post about this…. http://rebeccaruns.com/2011/02/22/im-not-a-runner-am-i/

  548. February 23, 2011 7:00 pm

    I am a runner.
    I was convinced that I’ve finally become a runner after experiencing incontinence during a 5K race and feeling like I was going to throw up in the end. It was all worth it because I got my PR! Yeah! 🙂

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