Thursday, October 2, 2008

Seven Lessons...

This week’s Runner’s Lounge TIART is Life Lessons I have learned from running. Here’s seven; one for each day of the week:

1. Races are like vacations; always have short, medium and long term ones booked, paid for and looked forward to.

2. You have to know the lows to enjoy the highs; injuries, bad runs and crap weather are all somewhere in you future, let the downs highlight the ups: great, injury free runs on perfect days.

3. Enjoy the journey as well as the destination; you’ll cover a lot of miles as a runner so sometimes just stop and smell the roses.

4. Be flexible: metaphorically and physically; learn to be adaptable – life happens and don’t forget to stretch.

5. A change is as good as a rest; do you always go out the door and turn left, mix it up and turn right for something different.

6. You get good at what you do; be it running, playing the violin or hoping on one foot, practice makes perfect, be tenacious and stick with it.

7. Be like the horizon; you’ll be faster than some and slower than others, just keep moving.


  1. Grat list SLB! Love the you have to book em in advance.

  2. Great post. I love planning my vacations around running!

  3. You are so right on #2. Those bad runs really make the good ones better!

    And, hey, thanks for stopping over at my site!

  4. #3 is a good one for me. i'm so bent on beating my time that i usually miss the surroundings. seriously, i'll "stop and smell the roses" or at least the smog around me. ;-)

    "be like the horizon"... i love that line.

  5. Love your list Q,

    I'll certainly print and keep this on the fridge!

  6. I especially like the analogy in #1!

  7. great post!!! these are all SO true.

  8. #7 is deep, makes ya think. Ya know...for like 1-2 seconds, and then ya become distracted (or at least I was). Kept thinking about a vacation because of #1...I need a vacation.


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