Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Luck of a Runner

Hard work or luck?  Unlucky?


In my experience, I've been unlucky - with my ITBS - and lucky, OK, maybe stubborn.  I still consider myself lucky to have found running, and a great, supportive community.

I say I'm lucky I found running because I hated simply running when I was growing up.  Where's the fun?  Having to run high mileage, and all the work going into getting better at a sport.  Can't I just play the sport?  Now I love running.

I think runners also have to be lucky come race day.  We can put all our efforts into training, and have a great training cycle, but an awful race day.  This is one of the reasons my main priority is to always have fun.  I've put pressure on myself, and didn't end up enjoying race day.  Now with a goal to finish and have fun, I enjoy myself so much more.

I'll need some luck on June 12 when I try to sign up for Princess weekend races.  We all know how popular that weekend is, and the 10k is super popular.  I'll have to have all my good luck charms with me that morning.  I'm taking that morning off from work just so I can be on my computer at 10am sharp!


I'm also lucky because on warm days, after being cooped up inside at work, I can get home, and run in that warmth.  I can enjoy the great weather, getting health benefits, and enjoying my view.  Can't beat that!


Tuesdays on the Run with PattyErika, and Marcia.

14 comments:

  1. You are lucky you can run in the warmth if you want to! Sometimes I wonder how often I would use the treadmill if I had one at my house. I love being outside, but I could see myself catching up on tv shows...

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    1. I don't have a TV downstairs, otherwise I'd stay on the treadmill for a while.

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  2. How crazy that it is that hard to sign up for a race. I believe one of us took off as well when it was time for sign up. I have never had to wait in line for an online sign up like I do for a Disney race. Good luck!

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    1. You really do need a strategy to get in for Disney races.

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  3. I'll send all my luck your way with those Princess races! I know how hard it can be to get into some of those races.

    I love running in the warmth. I'm waiting for that to happen again. It was darn cold this morning.

    Completely agree about luck on race day. You never know what you're going to get! Having fun is definitely the best mindset to have. :)

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    1. Racing can be tough, or good. I do the training to have a fun race, but the training keeps me in shape.

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  4. I've been camped out near my computer for a lightning round race signup too many times! It's nuts. But then again us runners are a special kind of crazy.

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    1. We are a special kind of crazy, and it makes registering a small victory.

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  5. Yup, race day is always a crap shoot! But being prepared -- that also means being prepared for anything! Well, maybe almost anything. :)

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    1. There's so much prepping, but karma can throw some fun things at you.

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  6. I feel lucky to be a runner too, and I used to not like running either! Even though Ive had my share of injuries I still feel lucky for what Im able to do.

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    1. Exactly. It takes an injury to remind me of how lucky I am.

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  7. I'm with you - I'm too stubborn for my own good! Thanks for posting the date for princess registration. I hadn't looked that one up yet! I hope we are both lucky on June 12! :)

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