SECRETS OF ADULTHOOD
- People don’t notice your mistakes as much as you think.
- It’s okay to ask for help.
- Most decisions don’t require extensive research.
- Do good, feel good.
- It’s important to be nice to everyone.
- Bring a sweater.
- By doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished.
- Soap and water remove most stains.
- Turning the computer on and off a few times often fixed a glitch.
- It you can’t find something, clean up.
- You can choose what you do; you can’t choose what you like to do.
- Happiness doesn’t always make you feel happy.
- What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.
- You dont have to be good at everything.
- If you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough.
- Over-the-counter medicines are very effective.
- Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
- What’s fun for other people may not be fun for you-and vice versa.
- People actually prefer that you buy wedding gifts off their registry.
- You can’t profoundly change your children’s natures by nagging them or signing them up for classes.
- No deposit, no return.
-The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin
Commandments of Running by Joe Kelly
- Don’t be a whiner. Nobody likes a whiner, not even other whiners.
- Walking out the door is often the toughest part of a run.
- Don’t make running your life. Make it part of your life.
- During group training runs, don’t let anyone run alone.
- Keep promises, especially ones made to yourself.
- When doing group runs, start on time no matter who’s missing.
- The faster you are the less you should talk about your times.
- Keep a quarter in your pocket. One day you’ll need to call for a ride.
- Don’t compare yourself to other runners.
- All runners are equal, some are just faster than others.
- Keep in mind that the later in the day it gets, the more likely it is that you won’t run.
- For a change of pace, get driven out and then run back.
- If it was easy, everybody would be a runner.
- When standing in starting lines, remind yourself how fortunate you are to be there.
- Getting out of shape is much easier than getting into shape.
- A bad day of running still beats a good day at work.
- Talk like a runner. “Singlets” are worn on warm days. “Tank tops” are worn to the beach.
- Don’t talk about your running injuries. People don’t want to hear about your sore knee or black toe.
- Don’t always run alone.
- Don’t always run with people.
- Approach running as if the quality of your life depended on it.
- No matter how slow you run it is still faster than someone sitting on a couch.
- Keep in mind that the harder you run during training, the luckier you’ll get during racing.
- Races aren’t just for those who can run fast.
- There are no shortcuts to running excellence.
- The best runs sometimes come on days when you didn’t feel like running.
- Be modest after a race, especially if you have reason to brag.
- If you say, “Let’s run this race together,” then you must stay with that person no matter how slow.
- Think twice before agreeing to run with someone during a race.
- There is nothing boring about running. There are, however, boring people who run.
- Look at hills as opportunities to pass people.
- Distance running is like cod liver oil. At first it makes you feel awful, then it makes you feel better.
- Never throw away the instructions to your running watch.
- Don’t try to outrun dogs.
- Don’t trust runners who show up at races claiming to be tired, out of share, or not feeling well.
- Don’t wait for perfect weather. If you do, you won’t run very often.
- When tempted to stop being a runner, make a list of the reasons you started.
- Never run alongside very old or very young racers. They get all of the applause.
- Without goals, training has no purpose.
- During training runs, let the slowest runner in the group set the pace.
- The first year in a new age group offers the best opportunity for trophies.
- Go for broke, but be prepared to be broken.
- Spend more time running on the roads than sitting on the couch.
- Make progress in your training, but progress at your own rate.
- “Winning” means different things to different people.
- Unless you make your living as a runner, don’t take running too seriously.
- Runners who never fail are runners who never try anything great.
- Never tell a runner that he or she doesn’t look good in tights.
- Never confuse the Ben-Gay tube with the toothpaste tube.
- Never apologize for doing the best you can.
- Preventing running injuries is easier than curing them.
- Running is simple. Don’t make it complicated.
- Running is always enjoyable. Sometimes, though, the joy doesn’t come until the end of the run.
# 47 is me right this moment.
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