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Friday, November 11, 2011

My Running Rules

As I've learned how to be a runner I've learned there are a few rules that just cannot be broken.  To do so invites great peril.  Without further ado, here is my list of running rules (so far):


  1. On race day, tried and true, nothing new.
  2. When it's damp and cold it doesn't matter which direction you run, it will be straight into the wind.
  3. After running for 10-15 minutes, never trust a fart.  Ever.
  4. Wind driven snow flakes hurt.
  5. Smartwool socks rock!
  6. 4 miles into a 10 mile trail run and miles from an outhouse, I'll need to pee.
  7. That wet spot on the sidewalk will turn out to be an ankle deep puddle of ice water.  Corollary:  That wet spot will turn out to be ice.
I'm sure you have some more great ones.  What are your "running rules"?  Please feel free to add to the list :-)

4 comments:

Jen said...

I guffawed at #3!!, completely agree with all the others. I might add that the one time you don't look at the satellite image before you go will be the one time that threatening cloud unleashes a furious storm on you.

Life as a Convert (Khourt) said...

I laughed so hard I almost farted at number 3 :)


#6 just pee off of the trail!

Michael Smith (Will Run for Food) said...

Too true Jen!

Khourt - I've learned to always be on the lookout for a good portabush. Of course, as soon as I stop to use it, a mountain biker shows up. Every time.

Life as a Convert (Khourt) said...

Ok Ive never heard portabush before.. Too funny :)