22 Things That Every Slow Runner Knows To Be True News


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Six minutes or 16 minutes — a mile is still a mile.

1. We can
actually smell the roses — and celebrate other
magical moments that speedsters might not even
notice.

We can actually smell the roses — and celebrate other magical moments that speedsters might not even notice.

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2. We are
able to have lively conversations and spirited
debates during our runs.

We are able to have lively conversations and spirited debates during our runs.

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3. We avoid
the long porta-potty lines at the beginning of a
race because we don’t mind stopping later to pee.

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10. No
one can doubt our commitment: We experience the
same challenges and work hard to meet our
goals.

No one can doubt our commitment: We experience the same challenges and work hard to meet our goals.

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11. First
and last place run the same distance.

First and last place run the same distance.

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13. We’re
not racing to win — we’re racing to finish.

We’re not racing to win — we’re racing to finish.

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15.
“Slow” is a state of mind…

“Slow” is a state of mind...

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Yep, that’s Alicia Keys smiling on her way to a
5:58 finish at the 2015 New York City Marathon!

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16. …and
we’re thrilled when people call us runners
instead of joggers.

...and we're thrilled when people call us runners instead of joggers.

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18. More
than one parent with a jogging stroller (or
double stroller!) has passed us by, and all we
can do is marvel at their agility.

More than one parent with a jogging stroller (or double stroller!) has passed us by, and all we can do is marvel at their agility.

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19. We
appreciate the spectators and runners who stick
around after they’ve finished to cheer us on to
the finish line.

We appreciate the spectators and runners who stick around after they've finished to cheer us on to the finish line.

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20. We
inspire others who might not otherwise believe
they can run too.

We inspire others who might not otherwise believe they can run too.

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21. For
slow runners, it really is about the journey,
not the destination…

For slow runners, it really is about the journey, not the destination…

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22. …but
when we cross the finish line, we are just as
proud of ourselves as the first-place winner.

...but when we cross the finish line, we are just as proud of ourselves as the first-place winner.

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