Real Runners

Stories from real runners, telling first-person stories of how running helped them to where they are today.

Have No Doubt: Your Running Breakthrough Will Come

My name is Ellie Abrahamson and I am a professional long-distance runner for Atlanta Track Club Elite. Up until my senior year of college, I never thought about running professionally. I loved how running provided me with a “relaxed mind” and “feel good emotions,” but we didn’t always get along, especially in high school. I […]

Real Runners: The Playlists Of My Life

Music is what inspired her to start running. Years later, it’s still the thing that motivates her to lace up her running shoes.

Real Runners: Battling Imposter Syndrome

Applying the “every runner is a real runner” mantra to your own athleticism can be much tougher than relaying its message to other runners.