I know people always say that as long as you run, you’re considered a runner. It’s not about speed or how many races you’ve completed or won. It’s simply about putting on your running shoes and hitting the pavement or tredmill.
I always liked to think this is true, considering I am incredibly slow and take walk breaks.
However, Matt and his family got me a Garmin 210 for my birthday and I suddenly feel official. No, my speed hasn’t changed, nor have I been running more often. But the fact that I can track my pace and distance by glancing at my wrist makes me feel like Kara Goucher, or at least these cool kids. Does this mean I will actually care about how fast I’m running??
It’s beyond ridiculous to think this way but it’s a lot of fun. I know it won’t magically make me faster but I’m excited for this tool to help me. Now, I might even dip my toes into the world of tempo runs…gasp! I didn’t even know what a tempo run WAS a year ago!
I’m really looking forward to putting this baby to a real test during the Red, White, and Boom Half Marathon relay NEXT WEEK! Oh my goodness…I can’t believe how quickly that snuck up on me!