*From the ages of 14-19 I refused to wear pants or tights when running outside in the winter. My legs would turn beat red and I would be very sore–I probably almost experienced frost bite. I now wear pants and tights when running outside in the winter. I also wear gloves, a headband or hat, probably 4 shirts, and sometimes multiple pairs of socks when running outside in the winter. Funny thing, since I began dressing appropriately I am not usually sore when running outside in the winter. I am also warmer.
*I do not run outside in the dark when I know that there is black ice because I will slip and fall. I am clumsy and I always slip and fall. Black ice doubles the amount of times I will fall. In high school and college I would run when it was icy and dark because I was an idiot. I would get hurt.
*I once thought running was about quantity of miles–I was stupid and wrong. Running is about the quality of the run and enjoying the sport. This realization came more recently. I always knew this but I actually decided to stop being an idiot and acknowledge this last week. Better late than never.
*I have locked myself out of the house a few times when I went for a run. Now I double, triple & quadruple check to make sure that I have a key
*I thought eating chews on a long run was cheating until about a year and a half ago….I don’t think that anymore
*I thought I couldn’t get poison ivy…..