"If you run, you are a runner".
We've teamed up with Vhi to bring you the Reasons to Run podcast. Each week we speak to a guest about their running journey in the build up to the Vhi Women's Mini Marathon on June 2.
On this week's episode, Today FM presenter and online personality Pamela Joyce opened up to us about starting from scratch on her fitness journey.
"I was so afraid of calling myself a runner. I could only run 30 seconds before getting out of breath."
"But then as I kept it up and got a little bit better, and could run one minute, then two, then five - I thought to myself, if I'm running then I am a 'runner'."
Pamela is taking part in the Vhi Women's Mini Marathon in June, and opened up to us about feeling intimidated at first.
"I thought, I can never run 10K. But then I started thinking about it differently. I just thought, I actually don't care if I finish last at the event. The important thing is that this time last year I wouldn't have taken part at all and now I get to be part of something really cool - so that's a win for me."
Listen to more of Pamela's running journey on this week's episode of Reasons to Run with Vhi below: