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Runner’s Fears

October 19, 2018

Over the years I’ve met many would be runners who tell me they have excused themselves from running for fear of:

  1. “I’m not a real runner!”

Sure you are. If you’re running, you’re a runner. Look it up in the dictionary. Runner – “a person who runs”. You can’t get more legitimate than that!

  1. “I’ll look awkward!”

So what, you don’t get points for posture! Besides, nobody else cares. They won’t even notice you, they are to busy trying not to look awkward themselves! Go out and buy real runners clothes. That sweatshirt and sweatpants from high school will certainly look awkward. If you wear the real thing, everyone will assume you’re a runner and ignore you.

  1. “I’m going to be the slowest runner out there!”

Well, probably not, but just remember this. You’re faster than the guy on the couch!

  1. “I won’t be able to finish!”

Sure you will. Just remember this:

“Your legs are not giving out, your head is giving in”

Keep going!

  1. “I’m too old to run!”

Nope, don’t buy it. The oldest male marathon runner is 101 and the oldest female runner is 92 so no matter your age, you can still get a top 3 finish in your age group! Take a picture, post on Facebook!


Roger Hollis

Air Force veteran, a veteran of 30+ years in the corporate world. Published in Medical Devices magazine. Illustrator for "1000 Ways in 1000 Days" available on Amazon. Long time runner. Author of "Running Log" also available on Amazon

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One Response to Runner’s Fears

  1. Jim Nolan
    October 19, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Great encouragement, Roger!

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