I started running last April. I’d never run more then a mile in my life and there I was training for a half-marathon. Trust me there were times when I questioned my sanity. Why couldn’t I start with a 5k? I was in a place in my life where I needed to set a goal and reach it. So when a friend invited me to run the “Hershey Half Marathon” I thought this was it. I ran the half-marathon a year ago yesterday and have run two 10ks since. Yet I’ve struggled calling myself a “runner”. That somehow I had not earned the title. I would never think that about anyone else but, that’s how I felt about myself. That’s why I love this quote from John Bingham so much. After reading this I felt silly not not being able to say I was a runner. What test was I looking to pass? What membership card was I waiting for? I’ve been a runner for over a year now. I’m going to be a runner for a long time to come.