Fifteen Commandments for the Runners

  1. Thou shall not compare thyself to the other runners. A Mile is a Mile.
  2. Thou shall never say, “I am not a runner”. If you run, you are a runner.
  3. Thou shall not skip on sleep.
  4. Remember the Rest Day and keep it Holy.
  5. Honor thy muscles and thy “aches & pains” and do not push through an injury. Runners are not invincible.
  6. Thou shall not commit the sin of wearing cotton; especially on a run day.
  7. Thou shall enjoy your every run like its last run of your life.
  8. Thou shall not ignore thy shoes.  Get  properly fitted shoes and check for wear tear regularly.
  9. Thou shall not get stuck in a usual “rut”, but will vary thy running by switching distance, pace and slopes.
  10. Thou shall not overanalyze your runs, but shall evaluate your progress over a period of time.
  11. Thou shall stay positive and enjoy the smallest of  running successes.
  12. Thou shall ‘Push On’ in the face of pain and discomfort.
  13. Thou body shall ‘Project Confidence’ i.e. thou shall feel like a supremely confident runner.
  14. Thou shall develop “Selective Amnesia” i.e. thou shall focus on positive training and running experiences and not on bad runs.
  15. Thou shall try to smile during the roughest patches of the run.. 🙂



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