In the roughly two years since this journey began, I have learned many things. Here a few I think are most important to pass on:
– A good work-out can cure even the worst of days.
– The price of a pair of running shoes has nothing to do with comfort. Try them all on.
– Abs are made in the kitchen. Someone kind of famous said that, so don’t quote me if you use it. Just know that you can do sit -ups for days and run hundreds of miles…but if you want the six-pack you have to be friends with your kitchen.
– Bringing comfy shoes to wear under your desk is a life-saver. No one even has to know.
– There will always be people like this who think you don’t belong on the race course. Swim-Bike-Run anyway.
– Some drivers may stare at you but some may never see you at all. Always keep your eyes on the traffic.
– Wine is okay. So is a martini. And a margarita. Although I do not recommend them all in the same night, especially before a long run. Just sayin.
– Cotton is not your work-out friend. Wicking material, however, is amazing.
– Always have a plan B; Plan A doesn’t always work. And when in doubt, trust your insticts.
– Don’t take your legs for granted- ice ’em, stretch ’em, love ’em.
– Body Glide will save your life. Or at least your arms. legs and nipples
– After a while you get used to going in a porta-potty. But it is a good idea to always carry your own toilet paper.
– On your rest days, rest.
– It is important to either A) know how to properly blow a snot rocket, or B) never blow a snot rocket.
– Nothing will keep your more accountable for your work-outs, than having a blog will.
Back when I first started my blog I wrote Part 1, a much longer and much sappier edition- you can check it out here.