I have bad news for you. "Fast" Cory isn't exactly, um, fast.
Maybe I'm not very fast because my knees always feel like they've been slammed in a filing cabinet. Maybe I'm not very fast because I like to stop and take pictures while I'm running. Maybe I'm not very fast because I haven't been able to curb my incredible addiction to Hostess crumb donuts.
When you aren't fast, you get creative to make up for your un-fast-ness. If I can't be the fastest runner during a marathon, I'll just try to be the runner who catches the most air during a marathon.
Of course life isn't all about running. I have a challenging and rewarding occupation (I'm a social worker). And I have a bad reputation for passing out when I get my blood drawn. And, thankfully, my children are still young enough to not make fun of me for passing out when I get my blood drawn.
Running has taught me valuable lessons which have made me a better person.
1) I've learned that I can do hard things.
2) I've learned how to keep going, even when times get tough.
3) I've learned that running helps justify caramel sundaes from Dairy Queen.