After cheering at Saturday’s marathon and half marathon, I fell down a hole this week reading race recaps. (And I even saw myself a few times, that was pretty cool.)
But way cooler, I was struck by how many ways there are to run a successful race.
- Maybe it’s your first.
- You could stage a comeback after injury (or surgery).
- You can run a super smart race and avoid injury.
- This race might not be the smartest idea and you can decide to spend the morning swimming. (Or brunching.)
- There’s a very small chance you could finish running before anyone else finishes running.
- Maybe it’s #30 in your quest for 52 half marathons in a year or your 13th time running 13 miles.
- Or you achieve the classic goal of a PR (or come close).
What’s cool is that there are so many ways to make it yours and to make it fun. And maybe your version of fun is running really fast or finishing with friends or taking a million pictures or getting the most high fives or sticking to your plan so you can sprint to the finish. I suppose, as cheesy as this sounds, that’s what makes running so great. There’s something here for everyone.