[People often tell me they would love to run, but can't. This is the sixth in a series of drabbles which, I hope, will get at least a couple of people who think they can't run, running.]
If you have been following the walk-run routine for the past two weeks, I am sure you are surprised by how long you can now run. You are closer to the psychological milestone of 20 minutes than you thought- in another couple of weeks you will be there.
By now, the aches and pains that characterized your first runs would have disappeared, leaving in its place a sense of exhilaration.
If you haven't started calling yourself a runner yet, it is time you did. Because the day you believe you are a runner is the day you actually become one.