I rank somewhere between the competitive recreational runner and the competitive highschool runner. Here's the scale:
10 - World record holder; 9 - Olympic Athlete; 8 - National elite; 7 - Professional runner; 6 - College All-american; 5 - College runner; 4 - Local elite; 3 - Competitive runner; 2 - Recreational runner; 1 - Jogger
It's a tough scale.
Short-Term Running Goals:
Run for fun and health, be fit in my 40s
Run a strong half marathon, under 1:25, good, under 1:20, great.
Long-Term Running Goals:
Be a disciplined runner, to be competitive in my age category, and feel strong while racing.
Somehow actually put together a full year of running: increased discipline and decreased distraction and injuries
Be a 17/36 guy for 5K/10K (maybe)
Be a competitive Master's runner
Spoken for, Christian, piano player, soli deo gloria, at least that's the ideal. Living for Triune God, beautiful wife, cute sons, self; hopefully in that order but Adam's nature and my own choices, not to mention worldly temptations like to play with the ideal.
Idealism, tempered by reality, with a healthy skepticism.
2 miles around block on Sunday before sermon, then disc golf with fam, rollerblading while they bike, lost my Nuke ace but found others. Mon run to pumpkin patch and back, saw some people sleeping in a bronco.