I suppose I'm a runner, in that I go running on a fairly regular basis. I've been considering doing a 5k for a while...well, since last August when I started running. David says I don't want to do it because I won't win (which I definitely wouldn't). For some reason, he thinks I'm a perfectionist? Anyway, the real reason (I think) is because I don't like running very much. It's hard enough for me to step out my door and go running, much less DRIVE somewhere, try to find a parking spot, and jostle around with other people, JUST so I can run.
I had really hoped that running would get easier at some point, or maybe I'd like it more. Don't get me wrong, it feels good after I've gone running, and I know I need to be exercising regularly. But my absolute most favorite feeling is when I wake up the next day and remember that I don't have to go running. I've come to realize that it probably won't get easier, and I probably won't get to liking it more, and I'm totally fine with being a strictly 30-min, I just run for the exercise kind of person. So I'm not sure a 5k is in my future anymore, unless it starts down the street from us.
After all, I'm plenty busy running a different sort of race...one that doesn't necessarily get easier, but one I'm liking a whole lot right now. (Cue GT and the Halo Express, Hebrews 12:1-2)