I don't want to say the runner's name, but I believe this was/might have been the first "good" runner I heard about when I started running (might have been due to my location). I really don't know why this runner is so great to me... I mean, she is a great person all around... humble, modest, confident, articulate, etc. There are some other runners that share this trait; I just don't know why I'm such a fan of this one. When this runner had a "breakout" race (something that got a lot of attention), as I watched the race I had tears in my eyes (I have no idea why, it was spontaneous and they just came upon me) and I was so happy. Whenever I watch this runner's interviews, I smile automatically and whenever there is a new interview with her I always watch it (no matter what I'm doing, whether it's studying for another test, etc.).
I have met this runner before and gotten a picture taken with her... that seriously made my day. Whenever this runner has a good race, that also makes my day... one time I went to a party with friends late because this runner was about to run her race.
I don't think the attraction is physical, I am certainly not attracted "in that way" to this runner.. I really don't know why it is THIS runner I am obsessed with out of so many. I am pretty obsessed with running too/trying to get a run in... these are the two things I am probably most obsessed with in my life.
I just don't know how to stop...