I have been doing a little running lately. On January 10 I ran 4 miles in 41:27 and today I ran 3 in 30:22. That’s a very respectable time for me. Of more significance is the fact that I had planned to go running, then I forgot about it and then when I saw that it was 5 o’clock I jumped up, pulled on the running clothes as fast as I could and ran out the door. It was in that moment that I felt like a real runner – like a person who actually goes for the run she thought about. That is, a runner with a commitment and not just a passing fancy. That’s a good place to be when you are gearing up to start marathon training.