Running is a weird sport where you’re competing against yourself, but you’re sort of competing against everyone else at the same time. And it’s all too easy to compare yourself to a friend or a running nemesis or a blogger you read on the internet.
But don’t worry about them. Worry about you. Improve yourself. And help motivate your friends to also improve themselves, even if that means they’re finishing a race an hour before you. We can all succeed.