I run . . . . I am a runner?

I was thinking about this yesterday, as I was running my 5k for B210K wk 2 run 3. I still very much say and think in terms of "I love running", or "I go out for a run." or "I need to go and run even though I want to stay in bed."

I do not describe myself as a runner. I think I'm still pretty bemused that I actually want to go out for a run, that I'm beginning to plan my weeks around runs and the park run, (I've even arranged a holiday at home, so that I can go to their 100th park run!) that I'm looking for forest trails to run in.

I wonder how long it will take for the verb to become a noun?!

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  • Ah what a delicious dilemma.

    You can daydream about your running future as you trot round. It's my idea of multi-tasking

    Have fun!

  • I feel the same.

    I sometimes use the noun now but still with a qualifier, i.e., "I'm a beginner runner", just in case the person I'm talking to is an ultra marathon runner or something!

    The good thing about running is though that everyone who runs is a runner as there's no minimum requirement. :)

  • I like that (given that I'm only at week 4..."everyone who runs is a runner!" I may need a t shirt!

  • I am at the first stage of this dilemma. I describe what I do as "going for a run" but it being only the end of week 2, basically what I'm doing is walking with bits of jogging in between.

    Equally confusing is the way running -feels- like I could take on the world, but to everyone else I'm pretty sure it -looks- like I'm just picking my feet up a bit.

  • I always says I'm 'going for a run', but describe myself as someone who is learning to run!

  • You can call a duck a frog but it's still a duck. You are a runner, whether you call yourself one or not! :)

  • ROFLOL! 😀😀

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