I suspect every runner does this when they’re injured, but lately I’ve been making all sorts of promises to running that I swear I’ll keep once I’m back out on the road. But instead of risking breaking all these promises (because there are a lot of them, and I’m only human), I’m going to call them “goals.” So in no particular order, here are the goals I’m going to work towards when I’m back to running.
- I will never utter the words “I don’t want to run today” again, even if my alarm is going off at 4:30am. There are always days when motivation is lacking, but it’s important to remember that we get to run. We should never take it for granted, especially when we’re injury-free.
- I will always look both ways before crossing the street, and pay extra attention to that sneaky bike lane. This is a good goal even if you aren’t a runner.
- I will take stretching and foam rolling more seriously. Foam rolling in particular is a necessary evil.
- I will never complain about a bad run again. Instead, I will suck it up, take it in stride and look forward to the next one being better.
- I will attempt to have a more positive attitude about obstacles that are thrown my way (I guess I’ll start this one tomorrow.)
That’s it. You heard ’em/read ’em. Now if you can ever come back here to visit, you know what to hold me to.