Wednesday, January 3, 2018

20 Running Resolutions That Are Easy AF

I very much realize it's a faux pas to put up resolution stuff on January 3. I never said I was punctual. But, these resolutions should be so effortless, you'll barely have to think about them. Read on.

1. Do not sign up for races when you have had more than two cocktails.

2. Only eat white snow while on long runs.

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3. Do not be as fast as Shalane Flanagan - because everyone needs to have one achievable resolution.
4. Avoid hitting the wall in your next race by actually following the training plan.

5. Resist the urge to punch someone in the face just because they tell you for the 99th time that running is bad for your knees.

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6. Remember to actually strength and cross train instead of just reading a million articles about how important it is and never doing it.

7. Stop apologizing every time you get a pedicure and your toenail falls off in the nail technician’s hand. 

8. Keep the water in your bottles from freezing during your long run by not running when it’s so damn cold outside. Duh.

9. Save water and electricity by washing fewer running clothes. Wear more deodorant and FDS.

10. Always be aware that spandex can produce camel toe. This particularly applies if you are the type to go to the grocery store right after a run.

11. Learn how to do a snot rocket because nothing says you’re a real runner more than being able to projectile your slimy boogers out of your nose.

12. Avoid over-talking about running to people who don’t care about running.

13. Do not assume that nagging injury will go away if you just run on it more.

14. Finish one damn tube of Chapstick.

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15. Take up smoking until at least March so you can quit smoking and see how much better you feel when you run.

16. Do not eat any of the following the night before a race: chili, chili dog, chili
cheeseburger, chili fries, chili smothered burrito, or baked potato topped with chili.

17. Keep a running journal so you can remember that there are actually days when you like to run.

18. Lose enough weight so your gut doesn’t keep you from tying your running shoes.

19.  Stop becoming so exasperated when your grandma asks you how long your marathon is.

20. Wave to other runners because apparently this is the etiquette and their feelings will be hurt if you don’t.

What other running resolutions do you have for 2018?



  1. To keep reading your blogs because they say laughter is healthy and then I can be proud to be healthy.

  2. These are great! I’m notorious for doing #6 😆

  3. 17. Could also be "Keep a running blog..." just saying

  4. Love this! Especially the photo for number 5.

    How about "Keep your stories current cause nothings more annoying on a long run with a buddy than having to fake you haven't heard that story before." Happy New Year!

  5. I'm learning #8! INDOOR TRACK!!! It seems as I get older, the cold really affects me. These are some great running resolutions, I think you got all mine in there too.

  6. Finish seem to assume I can keep track of it?! They're like hairbands that just magically disappear!

  7. Practice the art of using the portolets:
    1. Quickly
    2. In the dark at early morning races
    3. Wearing sweaty spandex running clothes
    4. With little to no TP
    5. While breathing out your mouth so you can’t smell

  8. Add booze (runner's choice) to the water bottle to keep it from freezing.

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  10. JulesJanuary 5, 2018 at 3:04 PM
    My resolution is #6 (again). My best running times have been in the years that I strength trained, and yet I can't seem to get motivated. Ugh. And I should learn how to do #11 cuz my pockets fill up with used Kleenex during every dang run.

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  12. I already try this resolution and I failed at number 1 lol
    Much regret, much hate.

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