April from Run the Great Wide Somewhere, Patty from My No Guilt Life, and Erika from MCM Mama Runs host Tuesdays on the Run. And look! It's actually Tuesday. Today we're talking about Runner Role Models or Runners we admire.
There are so many wonderful runner bloggers that I definitely look to as role models! I don't really know enough about the "professional" running scene to look up to any of them, though there are many incredible women!
Three of the women I look up to most in this blogging community are Patty, Amy, and Julie, for similar reasons. They're all running moms, which I greatly admire. They all have a love of Disney that I wish I could rival. But most of all, they taught me there's nothing wrong with being a back of the pack-er. In fact, they've taught me to be able to embrace it! Amy, Julie, and Patty helped me see the more fun and social aspect of running; it doesn't all have to be about great speed.
Another runner I greatly admire is Cynthia. She's the mom I hope to be when I'm blessed with little ones of my own. She's fast and more importantly, she's so dedicated to every aspect of her life. She manages to balance being a mom, having a job, and staying in shape to not only run, but do triathlons! Every time I read about her busy weeks on her blog, I get tired just thinking about it, so she must be exhausted. I greatly admire her, both as a person and a runner.
While there are many more people I could add in here, the last one I will is Karen. Not only does she run, she's also been a race director, which is something I would love to do some day! She always seems very happy and positive. Karen also does a lot for and in her community, which I think is fabulous! Not to mention, she's a nurse, which is super demanding in many ways.
These are just a few of the many runners I read adventures about and look up to! I tend to have "real" people as role models more often than professionals or celebrities, just because they're more relatable.
Who do you look up to in the running world?