Thursday, May 16, 2013

Being "labeled"

I just wanted to take a moment to put up a quick link to Kristy's blog (The Runaway Bridal Planner).

Kristy recently decided that on Thursdays she would interview and spotlight a different runner. And last week, I had the priveledge of being that spotlighted runner.

A week later, and it still seems so strange to me that 1) I can call myself a runner, and 2) others recognize me as a runner. Let alone the fact that I actually am running. And not just running around the block either... like serious distance running. Like running running. Real running.

In my life, I've had a number of labels placed on me... usually they are bad labels. On the positive side, I've had people use the label "athlete" to describe me (when I was really active in martial arts and competing), but I never really grew accustomed to that label either. It seems the negative labels stick, the positive ones are harder to accept.

But that's not really the point of this post. Really, I just wanted to share the interview that I participated in, which you can find by following this link.

I'd love to hear what you think.


  1. I was thrilled to have you participate!!! Labels are hard, I have a few of my own. But there came a point in my "running career" that I just had to say, I am doing this for ME and I don't really care what anyone else thinks of what I do (unless its positive, of course)! Hopefully one day you'll be able to ignore any negative and just fully embrace all the positive! One thing about runners, most of them are just a great sort of people to surround yourself with, so enjoy being a part of the runners community!!! Because of course you are awesome and you never know who you may inspire:) (Sorry for the novel post comment, LOL)

    1. You are absolutely right Kristy,
      Never before have I met such a diverse group of supportive people as I have met from the running community. I hope to remain part of this group for a long time!