Which brings me to this week's Take It and Run Thursday at Runners' Lounge. I've missed two TIaRTs in a row, but I'd better do this one, because I suggested it. The topic is "Life Lessons That I Have Learned From Running," and I got a million of em:
- Preparation is far more important than talent. Nobody is talented enough to run a marathon without preparation. Lots and lots of us prepare enough to run a marathon without noticeable talent.
- Five in the morning is much more fun than 10 in the evening.
- There is good pain, and bad pain. Embrace the good pain. Treat the bad pain.
- When the going gets really tough, concentrate on little, reachable goals.
- Do the important things first.
OK, I have five of 'em. Six if you could the one about plans changing. If I come up with some more, I'll add to the list.
Update: On this morning's run, I came up with two more:
- Pace yourself. Life is a long run.
- You can't go hard every day. Some days, you just have to take it easy.