Do you ever dream about just making a wish and having it come true? Are there things you’d choose if wishing on a shooting star really worked or someone handed you Aladdin’s lamp? I’m a big believer in working hard and striving for your dreams, but sometimes it’s nice to think about what I’d wish for. Today on Tuesdays on the Run, we are talking about what we would wish for in regards to running. Here are my three wishes.
I wish I could get fast again without getting injured. I can run forever and as many days as I want, as long as I run slowly. But when I start incorporating speed work and push a bit harder, I feel like my body starts to rebel. I’d love to go back to the days when I was constantly pushing myself to go faster without my body complaining. Alas, I’m getting old, which leads me to my next wish.
I want to run forever. I mean, I want to be that 90+ year old that amazes everyone by still running races. I know I won’t live forever, but I want to be running for as long as I’m living. I have so many places that I want to run that I’m pretty sure it will take me that long to run them, which of course, leads to my third wish.
I wish I could have all the time and money I needed to run all the races I want. And maybe some ability to time travel as well. After all, I have multiple races I want to run on the same dates this spring. Between kids, work, and other financial priorities, I’ve had to limit how many non-local races I’m running this year. (Thankfully, one of the local race companies had a fabulous preseason deal AND I won a free entry to another race, so I still get to get my race on.) Sorry kids, I’ll be spending your inheritance on races.
What are your three wishes for running? Do you have a secret dream to share with us?
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