Middle of the road.
I have always known this. It’s not a newsflash to me. Don’t we all wish we were better than average?
1. I’m a bank teller. Though I usually joke I’m “in banking”. I lost count at the number of friends who have commented they also were bank tellers…when they were in college.
2. I never finished college and now that I’m older the pull to finish waffles between ~must finish now!~ and ~it’s going to be so much work…do I really need it?~
yep. I know college is overrated. The people that say that have degrees. Just sayin’.
3. I run. Nobody else does THAT.
4. I run marathons. Like…every other person who runs. In 2013 there were 583,502 marathon finishers.
5. I write a blog. I KNOW. That’s a total new one. 😉
Hmm. Where was I going with this?
I read so many blogs written by twenty-somethings and as much as I love them, there never seems to be a blog written by a forty something who is just an average runner. Guess that’s me. Seriously it would be awesome to read about a dedicated strong runner who is not exceptional. She doesn’t run 7 and 8 minute miles. Just normal miles. Is that normal? Maybe I need to up my game. Maybe I’m below average. Yikes. That’s not a pleasant thought.
So here I am. Representing the Average People. ::maybe?::
I should rename the blog.
The Average Runner.
Check this out. This is how I roll. I did a search and there are a few blogs out there titling their average runner status.
Then there’s this one:
It’s kind of hilarious.
I have to admit..I was laughing. So yeah…I might read it again. It provided some mild entertainment.
And here is a perfect example of how the bar for average seems to have definitely been moved up. This girl, who ran an ultra, was in a marathon and someone offered to pace her. She was stressing to them that an 8:30 average was a little fast for her to hold a conversation WHILE she ran. It would be enough for her to run that for FOUR HOURS>
I would be dead at mile 1. pfft. 8:30 mile. That’s insane.
Starting to think I’m not average.
Now I’m depressed.
I love Charlie Brown…
Here’s my thought. (one of them? So many I am convoluted today)
Be strong. Be your own runner. Be your own athlete.
We hear this all the time but it’s said for a reason.
Try to remember you are good enough. You are strong enough. You are capable and frankly you are setting a good example. Keep up the good work.
And if you get a wild hair, write about it.
Run on…it’s a good day for a run. Unless you’re in Buffalo. 🙁 (good thoughts for everyone there)