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 Patty, Erika, and Marcia.