1. WEAR YOUR DIRT & SWEAT WITH PRIDE. So your legs and trail shoes are covered in mud from that 12 miler you just did? That's no reason not to pick up your Nutella and tortillas at the co-op on the way home. You were having so much fun running on the ridge you realize you only have 20 minutes until your hot date? No worries, a few wipies and a quick change of clothes and you're ready. Heck, if s/he doesn't like your trail style it's better to know sooner than later!
|The ideal date|
3. IF I'M HOBBLING BE SURE TO CONGRATULATE ME. Of course I'm okay! I just ran 100 fricking miles. Penguin walk is done with pride. Not to worry, I'll loosen up after 10 minutes. Or a couple of days...
4. BEER IS A POST RACE DRINK. Forget the Gatorade. Forget the water. Okay, water is good too. Take it from Karl Meltzer. He has thirty five 100 mile wins to his legendary name and what's his crosstraining tip? Beer. Bottoms up folks!
|the Speedgoat knows the benefits of beer|
7. THOU SHALL LINE UP IN ORDER OF SPEED. As a race director it sort of ticks me off when someone time after time lines up in the front of the pack just to be in the race photo. You know who you are. Do you really want to be passed by 300 runners? Ladies, if you are fast, get up in the front, don't be shy!
8. RUN FOR PLEASURE: If you don't like running, pick another sport. Life is too short to spend it doing stuff you don't enjoy. I hear far too often of people running because they feel they have to. There are many sports to choose from. Explore.
9. THERE IS NO PERFECT ANYTHING: What's the best trail shoe? The best pack? The best gel? The best electrolyte? Training plan? Forget perfect, and explore what is best for you personally. For shoes, visit your locally run shoe store and try on lots of different shoes.
10. MUSCLES ARE SEXY: Ladies stop being afraid of your muscles. They are hot. Runner muscles are attractive on men and women. Embrace your strength!
|Emelie Forsberg, need I say more?!|
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I can agree with #5. I once did a 10 mile run that was an out and back. On my way back I crossed a runner who gave me a high five. It put a smile on my face!ReplyDelete
I would add to #2: farts are normal, and it's best not to comment on them.ReplyDelete
:) haha, i recall at the young age of 13 doing my first 12 miler trail run with some ladies of the 16th year or older, having a great time, and the one i looked up to most begins tooting all the way up the hill...cranking her arms like a locomotive, never backing down...i was so shocked at first i didn't know what to say, then i learned it's part of the fun, became my own toot machine when the times were right, and never spoke up again.Delete
All true. Including the pic with #10.ReplyDelete
Great post! See you at RRR100 in Steamboat!ReplyDelete
Good stuff. Especially beer.ReplyDelete
Awesome post. #Let's add spitting is normal too.ReplyDelete
I never EVER pass up a high five, and high fives from kids along a route are EXTRA awesome. Love it! So true (except beer is blech, but that's just me).ReplyDelete
I think I picked the right religion.ReplyDelete
I second that! Every time I escape society and go frolic in the woods I feel at peace and any stressors are thrown into purgatory for the time being.Delete
Muscles are definetly Sexy! Skinny legs = not so much. Toned running legs = Yeah Baby!ReplyDelete
I like all of these. Good 10 commandments!ReplyDelete
hahaha, there is no perfect of anything - may out of this 10 commandments.ReplyDelete
James ran away from me at Sun mountain or I would have landed the stellar high-five.ReplyDelete
Thank you for this Candice, entertaining and all true, with a great sigh of relief, run on!ReplyDelete
Love it !ReplyDelete
Great list! I hope to get a high-five at some point or the chance to give one.ReplyDelete
THIS! Love it.ReplyDelete
Very cool list. I guess subconsciously we don't want to have to deal with all the negative comments that others make when we are doing something that we love. We want to stick with the regular rules and sometimes that prevents us from really enjoying ourselves the way we want to while running or doing any other hobby. It's not fulfilling behavior but we do it.ReplyDelete