10 Rules for Running, Writing and Life

by Rachel
(New York, NY, US)

1. Start where you are.

2. Practice everyday.

3. Stay at your own pace.

4. Set goals and stick to them.

5. Boredom is your mind telling your body to quit. No one gets bored walking for a half hour. (Got this one from my dad.)

6. Accept bad days, even on cool, perfect, beautiful days when you had a good night's sleep and feel fine. (The opposite will happen too.)

7. Push yourself but not so hard that you won't go out tomorrow.

8. Remember mental stamina will give out before physical (from The Self-Coached Runner).

9. Don't worry about how you look to others.

10. Keep moving forward.

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Jun 22, 2010
by: Rachel

Thanks for reading it. I'll pass the compliment to my dad. It's amazing how easily running advice translates to life advice. Here are a few more: Don't be afraid to sweat, listen to your body, rain is not an excuse for staying inside, adapt to the elements.

Jun 22, 2010
10 Commandments of Running
by: Anonymous

Rachel, these tips are great! Thanks! All of these are so good, but I especially like the one from your dad. He sounds like a wise person! I'm going to refer back to this list!

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