On today’s episode of the show, I’m joining Christine Yu for a few easy miles.
Christine is a runner, writer, and yogi living in New York City, and she also has a fondness for surfing which we definitely talked about later in our chat.
More of a Runner Than a Racer–And That’s OK
When I asked Christine about her favorite distance to race, she answered the half marathon for many of the reasons that a lot of other runners enjoy that distance: more manageable time commitment for training, doesn’t beat you up as much, etc.
But as it turns out, while she enjoys a half marathon from time to time she’s definitely not driven by racing as much as many runners are.
And there’s nothing wrong with that!
In this day and age of social media and blogs, it can almost seem like if you’re not racing/setting PRs/collecting bling you’re not a “real” runner.