How great would it be if there was a running genie who could help to make all our running wishes come true? As far as I know, there is no such thing, but we can still share our running wishes and hope for the best! This week’s theme for Tuesdays on the Run is “If the running genie were to grant you 3 running wishes, what would they be?” Join us, and share what you would wish for!
I really only have one running wish. Can you guess what it is? If you have been reading this blog for more than a week I bet you already know.
My #1 running wish (and my only REAL wish) is to be able to run injury-free. If I am really being picky I would like to not have to worry about getting hurt either. I could overdo it once in a while and skip out on the PT and foam rolling and still be fine. However, I am willing to do what it takes to never get injured again, so if anyone can tell me the magic cure I would be forever grateful!
If I am lucky enough to get a second wish, it would be to have more time to do the things I want to do (that are running-related of course). Lately I have just felt like I am constantly rushing from the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep. I have a good system in place that ensures that everything gets done, but I hate the feeling of always being rushed. Maybe the running genie can make the work day shorter or somehow negotiate 3 day work-weeks. Of course, the work load would have to be reduced somehow, too…
Finally, my 3rd wish. This is my last for a reason, because it’s the one I care about the least. Also, I feel like if the other two came true than this one would be more attainable. Wish # 3 would be to get faster. That could be by setting new PRs, qualifying for Boston, or just generally feeling like my pace is improving. When we work hard at something, we want to see results. I feel like I have been stuck in this place of not really being able to train or improve and that has been very frustrating.
That’s not so much to ask, right? I just want to be healthy and run fast and have enough time to do it all.
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What would you wish for if the running genie offered you 3 wishes?
Do you feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day?
When was the last time you ran a new PR?