FFF: Five+ Things I Enjoy When Not Running

Ok, you gotta have a sense of humor, right?

1. Don’t care about the weather forecast.

Snow, rain, sleet… who cares?

12 mile long run

2. Don’t have to schedule my runs around my work and other obligations.

Go out to dinner or the movies or whatever whenever?  Even work travel doesn’t bother me.

weekly evening run

3. Carb loading for long runs and races is not necessary.

Chinese or Mexican food on Friday night?  Yes, bring it on.

And drink as much alcohol as I need want…

4. Less laundry.

Let’s face it.  Runners wear several outfits a day. When I travel, most of my suitcase is running clothes.

5. Saving money!!

My expensive running shoes will last longer. Save money on transportation and hotels for those out of town races. Sign up for fewer races.

+ More free time for other activities.

Reading, listening to podcasts, knitting, TV, seeing friends, volunteering at races, get on my stationary bike….

Horse: A Novel

Ginny & Georgia (TV Series 2021– ) - IMDb

All those things that took a backseat when running (and training for races) was my top priority.

Who am I kidding?


Happy Running! Which things did you enjoy if you ever had an injury where you could not run? Please share.







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12 thoughts on “FFF: Five+ Things I Enjoy When Not Running

  1. Just having the extra time on my hands was amazing when I took time off from running. It’s not just the act of running but changing clothes before, showering after, stretching/foam rolling, and on and on that all adds up. Hope you’re able to get out there running again soon!


  2. Ha ha… great post. Yes, all those things are nice but in the end we’d still rather be running! Maybe when you’re back to running if you’re ever tempted to complain about anything, you’ll instead remember how lucky
    you are. There’s always a silver lining.

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