i always hesitate to call myself a runner, but this makes me rethink my reasoning. even though i am not highly competitive nor do i desire to run a marathon, i do run 3 miles a few times per week. i am a runner.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. — William James This is so true. It's my second wind that lets me really feel free. That is when I feel the love for running.
Hills are all a matter of perspective. In life, down hills are times when things get tough and you look forward to when you hit an up hill. In running, the down hills are when you can recover and gain power for the up hill to come.