Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Top 10 Running Revelations in 2008

1. Never talk your boyfriend into letting you sign him up for a race. If he really wants to do one he'll sign himself up without any pleading from you. 2. It's easier to make friends with people who run than to try to convert your friends into runners. 3. A large bowl of strawberries and milk does not, I repeat, does not, make a good pre-race meal. 4. People you've never met or laid eyes on can be the best running buddies you've ever had. 5. Your enthusiasm for running is not necessarily contagious. 6. Keeping all of your race bibs posted at your cubicle at work can lead to surprising and informative responses from co-workers. 7. Talking to other people about their running is more interesting than talking about your own. 8. The PR's don't come as easily after a couple of years of running without a lot more hard work. 9. No matter how unfit you feel after tapering your running for 3 weeks before a marathon you can trust the training to take you where you want to go. 10. If running is part of your lifestyle you won't feel right if you stop. So don't even try.

5 comments:

ryan said...

I can appreciate all of those. Well, except #3, I've never had that pre-run. Instead, I can say yogurt is not a good pre-run snack.

Elements of Erin 337 said...

After years of trying to convert the 'unfit' into runners I have only sort of been successful once. I completely agree that it is productive to encourage other runners to improve or PR that trying to convert the 'unfit'.

Keep on running!

kara said...

Love your list of Revelations. Some how we always feel like we're never ready to race...

Good Luck with your 2009 challenges!

Natasha said...

De-lurking to comment:

Enjoyed reading your revelations, I'm working on signing my boyfriend up for the Victoria Half in October next year, but I think I'll let him sign up himself!

Good luck in 2009!

jeannie said...

i love this post! so honest, so truthful, so real!