A real runner never forgets her or his personal bests. Not only will I remember for the rest of my life that I ran my most recent and fastest half marathon this past June in 2:16:10, but I’ll also probably be able to tell you the mile-by-mile details of that race.
I can tell you more:
- My fastest (unofficial) 5k: 29:19
- My fastest (unofficial) 10k: 1:01:40 (soooo close to the sub-60 10k of my dreams)
You won’t find my 5k and 10k times online anywhere other than this blog because those weren’t timed races; hence the word “unofficial.” But my North Olympic Discovery half marathon time is out there for all the world to see.
If you don’t closely follow political news, you may not know why I’m harping on this.
So I’ll simply say it again… real runners never forget. And real runners are neither impressed nor amused when others make up stories about their alleged running achievements.
And now back to my usual slowness and happiness… I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful weekend.