“I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.” – Bart Yasso
This was just what I needed to see this morning. I’ve been getting discouraged the past 2 weeks. Yes, I’m improving by leaps and bounds. Yes, I feel myself getting stronger every day. And yes, I’m becoming a runner. But that seed of self-doubt always kicks in: I look around at everyone faster than me, stronger than me. I fear people look at my run times and roll their eyes. But that’s the voice inside my head that I need to defeat. I’m running for myself and for my son. No one else matters. I might be slow, but I’m steady. I think if I can overcome the voices of doubt in my own head, I will clear a major obstacle.