The “Rules” of Running

Joe Kelly has put together 53 Rules of Running. A collection of tips and truths that’ll ring true with anyone who has experienced life as a distance runner.

It includes the motivating…

  • 5. “Keep promises, especially ones made to yourself”
  • 14. “When standing in starting lines, remind yourself how fortunate you are to be  there”
  • 16. “A bad day of running still beats a good day at work”

… the practical…

  • 4. “During group training runs, don’t let anyone run alone”
  • 33. “Never throw away the instructions to your running watch” – never forget that one 😉
  • 34. “Don’t try to outrun dogs.”

… through to the wise and downright philosophical…

  • 3. “Don’t make running your life. Make it part of your life”
  • 21. “Approach running as if the quality of your life depended on it”
  • 45. “Winning means different things to different people”

Joe’s list reminded me, once again how running is not just about faster times.
Running is about becoming a better, more rounded person who enjoys a greater quality of life.

Enjoy 🙂

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The “Rules” of Running

Joe Kelly has put together 53 Rules of Running. A collection of tips and truths that’ll ring true with anyone who has experienced life as a distance runner.

It includes the motivating…

  • 5. “Keep promises, especially ones made to yourself”
  • 14. “When standing in starting lines, remind yourself how fortunate you are to be  there”
  • 16. “A bad day of running still beats a good day at work”

… the practical…

  • 4. “During group training runs, don’t let anyone run alone”
  • 33. “Never throw away the instructions to your running watch” – never forget that one 😉
  • 34. “Don’t try to outrun dogs.”

… through to the wise and downright philosophical…

  • 3. “Don’t make running your life. Make it part of your life”
  • 21. “Approach running as if the quality of your life depended on it”
  • 45. “Winning means different things to different people”

Joe’s list reminded me, once again how running is not just about faster times.
Running is about becoming a better, more rounded person who enjoys a greater quality of life.

Enjoy 🙂

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