I really don't like blowing my own trumpet (not in real life anyway!) but after a year and a half of running some of my colleagues are slowly becoming aware that I am a runner. The last HM seems to have made a huge impression. At lunch last week one guy started talking about running and how he was doing between 15 -30k a week at the moment. Someone turned to me and asked specifically "how much do you run a week, JC?". I mumbled something about averaging 25k and she then proceeded to tell everyone I ran a half marathon distance a couple of weeks ago. All were suitably well-impressed. Then on Friday I met up with a group of retired colleagues and was greeted with "I hear you ran a marathon!".
I reckon in a couple of months they'll have me doing ultras across the Sahara.