The Runners' Lounge Take It and Run Thursday (TIaRT) theme this week is cardinal sins of running, and based on Nate's feedback to most of my running questions during the last marathon season, I might be an expert in this area. Sometimes it seems that instead of asking a running question, I should just go and do the opposite of what my gut tells me. That usually works in the rest of my life. Whenever I wonder if my desired actions are right or not, I figure they're not and should just avoid what I want to do.
Get in my car and drive to Quebec with my high school French text book and never come back? Often want to do it, but not sure if I should. Ergo, don't do it.
See how many cosmos I can drink and still read Fox in Socks to my son without mistakes? Could be fun, but not sure if I should. Ergo, don't do it.
But I digress. Cardinal sins of running.
Based on today's run, I would advise you that it is proper behavior to stop at a traffic accident and make sure the bloody driver is okay instead of ignoring the situation for the sake of your splits. (He was fine.)
A better piece of advice is probably not to read my blog for advice on the cardinal sins of running. I don't know what the hell I'm doing most of the time. Any advice I would give is probably so obvious it's not worth mentioning.
Check the weather.
Tie your shoe laces.
Don't hold your breath.
Try to remember how to get home.
Avoid the temptation to run into the path of an oncoming car just to mess with the driver's head.
That's all I got. You can thank me later.