20 Running Commandments

I know most all you runners out there have seen these, but thought I'd help remind of us of the Running commandments. I copied these off of Strictly Running.

My favorite is #4. I have a hard time with that one. And # 14 - I need to think of while doing hill repeats. Which one is your favorite?

1. Don't be a whiner. Nobody likes a whiner, not even other whiners.

2. Don't make running your life, make it part of your life.

3. When doing group runs, start on time no matter who is missing.

4. Don't compare yourself to other runners.

5. When standing in starting lines, remind yourself how fortunate you are to be there.

6. The faster you are the less you should talk about your times.

7. Don't always run alone.

8. Don't always run with people.

9. The best runs sometimes come on the days you didn't feel like running.

10. Be modest after a race, especially if you have reason to brag.

11. All runners are equal; some are just faster than others.

12. There are no short cuts to run excellence.

13. There is nothing boring about running, there are, however, boring people who run.

14. Look at hills as opportunities to pass people.

15. Don't try to out run dogs.

16. Without goals, training has no purpose.

17. Go for broke, but prepare to be broken.

18. Unless you make your living as a runner, don't take running too seriously.

19. Runners who never fail are runners who never tried anything great.

20. Running is simple. Don't make it complicated.



jeanne said...

That is a GREAT list!! I'm going to send it to everyone I know!

Jason The Running Man said...

My Fav...

16. Without goals, training has no purpose.

Neese said...

I had never seen this list, therefore right now I like them ALL :0) but if I HAVE to choose I will say #5 stood out especially: "When standing in starting lines, remind yourself how fortunate you are to be there"

David said...

Eh, hill repeats. Hills are teh suck!

John said...

Interesting list. 16,17 and 19 have me thinking I'm not crazy trying a HM in May.