47. It’s okay to run too long.

Running tip #47

Sometimes you just need to run too long.  True, my kids often tell me I hug too long and, once, a friend of mine literally patted me on the head saying, “Put a lid on it, Joanie”  because I tend to overdo EVERYthing … but my advice here is sound.  There are days when life’s stressors demand that you throw your training plan out the window, days when you must lace up your shoes and hit the trail (or the road) with the desperation of a jilted lover throwing back shots at a bar.


You know it’s not good for you, but you do it anyway.  I’m here to tell you (for tip #47) that it’s OKAY to deviate from your prescribed training plan when your soul requires it.  Run and run and run and run until all the demons and cobwebs and angst and frustration and I-don’t-know-what-to-do’s are out of your system.  You can always go back to that training plan tomorrow … and you will, because you are a runner and runners are nothing if not reliable.

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