I am a runner.
Sometimes my narrator tries to convince me that I am someone who used to run, or someone who just runs now and then.
Sometimes when I tell other people I run, they try to convince me that running will ruin my knees.
Sometimes I wonder if I will injure myself again.
Sometimes I think about giving up, and slowing down.
Sometimes fear creeps in.
Maybe it is each and every choice to run that makes me a runner.
Maybe my voice can override those other voices.
Maybe it is lack of activity that also ruins knees.
Maybe I could listen to the orthopedic doctor who said I would be running into my 80’s with the right plan.
Maybe my miles will decrease, but my activity will remain.
Maybe learning to dance with fear is better in the long run.
Where have you been convinced that you should give up, slow down, and stop “running”?
Where has the fear or the voices told you that it is too late?
Perhaps we could all be running into our 80’s.
Perhaps you could be [insert your activity, goal, or dream here] into your 80’s.