Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Throwing Pennies in the Wishing Well

Linking up with Tuesday's on the run again and the topic this week is: Three Running Wishes.

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 PattyErika, and Marcia!

Which would you rather have... perfect running weather always OR all the race entries you could ever want?  Me.. all the race entries!!


  1. I'd take perfect weather! But I guess the bad days do make you appreciate the good ones, right? How about less bad weather?

  2. Those are great wishes! I too wish that running will always be a source of joy and hope to do it for the rest of my life! Runcations are great, I'd love to do them more often as well!

  3. Perfect weather is hard to beat. I've never lived anywhere that had great weather every single day, but it also means I'm excited when it is perfect weather.

  4. Those are great wishes. I love that you have a regular "runcation" group. That is so much fun. I'm in camp all the race entries.

  5. I can't believe I didn't think of the weather one! As you said, thea diversity of the weather makes us appreciate the nice days...but, we are wishing, right?!

  6. I like your thought on free shoes for life!

  7. Given the two choices, I go with the race entries! If you're guaranteed all the races, the weather wouldn't matter, right? Because there'd always be another race ;-)

  8. I would love paid-for runcations... but that is pretty greed!


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