That’s the question this week’s Tuesdays on the Run linkup asks.
What would you ask for if you rubbed one of your race medals and a Genie popped out and granted you three wishes? That thought just popped into my mind last Tuesday and I decided to run with it.
I love those people who are all like, nah, I don’t want anything. So not me. You’ve probably come to realize that if you read my blog for a while. I want things. I want lots of things!
But narrowing it down to the top three things I want when it comes to running? That’s tough!
Wish No. 1: Perfect weather for one half a year
I am not sure I have ever run a half marathon in perfect weather. Austin came close. Blackstone Valley might have been, but halfway through I was in so much pain I wasn’t really aware of the weather.
I’ve run cold halfs, I’ve actually run far more hot halfs, I’ve run windy halfs, I’ve run wet halfs (but luckily only a handful).
Just one perfect day a year — is that really too much to ask for?
Wish No. 2: Run injury free
As I pointed out above, what’s the point of great weather if you’re in too much pain to even notice it?
I’ll do the work; I promise. Anyone who gets to know me knows I put in the work to try to stay injury free.
Wish No. 3: A running coach who is a talented masseuse
Hey, it’s a genie and I can have anything I want, right? And what I want is a coach to push me, to cheer me on, to plan my workouts for me, and also to give me a massage after every run. And stretch me out, too, please.
It wasn’t easy coming up with just three wishes, I have lots of them, but these are my top three. I think. Maybe you have one that’s even better?
I’m sure Darlene will fill you in on the best local races, which is actually today’s topic, because God knows she tries to run them all. There’s Last Run, and the Delmar Dash — I always enjoy those two.