I started to feel like a Real Runner when cars stopped to let me cross at intersections, when pedestrians moved aside to let me pass and when (holy of holies) other runners gave me a wave, a smile or a nod. I thought, "If I can fool them I can fool me." But I didn't have the confidence to say it out loud until I ran my first race. "I am a Real Runner." When did you feel like you had become a Real Runner?