This really was harder than I though it was going to be. Do I wish for perfect running weather always? I didn't really want to. How can I possibly be so grateful for the perfect running weather days if I haven't survived the not so great ones. How can I be thankful for 50, sunny and a slight breeze when I don't run when it's ten below, or an 85 degree slogfest where I think I'm going to melt?
Do I wish for PRs all the time? Fun right? But when does fun just become no big deal. I want to fight for it, work for, I don't want a guarantee. I want it to mean something.
Free running shoes for life? A big corporate sponsorship so I don't have to work, only run? My own personal coach? Someone to run whenever I wanted...like long runs? The ability to transport anywhere in the world to run? So many tough decisions! In the end I would wish for..
1. Injury free. There are positives to being injured, like rediscovering cross training and being forced to focus on other things etc. I am pretty good at this point at doing strength training and yoga and I enjoy those things so I don't think I would ever quit doing them. My first wish would be no more injuries that prevent me from running which would mean I could run right until the end of my life.
2. Runcations to look forward to every year. I'm not going to get all greedy here, just one awesome runcation a year would be awesome. I have been doing these for 5 years now, I think, in the form of 200 mile relays. Our team is half men, but I tend to think of them as girls trips and treasure the time I get to spend with my running friends old and new. There are four of us girls that have been on the team for 5 years now and I am so grateful for the time with them. I hope I always get to have a runcation with them.
3. Joy of running. I hope I never lose the joy I find in running. I don't want it to be a chore, granted some days speed work feels that way, but over all I treasure my running time and the joy in the movement and feeling of running. I love the thrill of a race and the quiet peace of a run alone. I love easy relaxing runs and the feeling of pushing myself,
This week's writing prompt: Three Running Wishes. If you don't have any running wishes, feel free to post any running related blog post. Link-up with Patty, Erika, and Marcia!