The 20 Commandments Of Runners

Thought Catalog


  1. Thou shalt honor thy body and keep it fed; do not forsaketh carbohydrates but enjoy them and rejoice in thy ever-increasing metabolism.
  2. Thou shalt not line up in a corral in which ye cannot keep up.
  3. Thou shalt move to the side of the road/trail before halting abruptly to avoid collisions.
  4. Thou shalt not covet thy fellow runner’s personal records.
  5. Thou shalt acknowledge waves, greetings, nods, and good morrow’s when passing other runners.
  6. Thou shalt run with awareness at night, for lo! Lurkers may creep when nobody is watching.
  7. Thou shalt invest in good running shoes. Do not be deceived by what is popular.
  8. Thou shalt remember the rest day, and keep it holy. It is most beauteous.
  9. Thou shalt not forget to hydrate, for your body will betray you with dehydration.
  10. Thou shalt not be invincible and run through aches and pains/ignore injuries.
  11. Thou shalt show mercy unto…

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