It’s fun to think of all the wishes a magical genie might be able to grant.
Genie, I wish for you to fix my throat so I can breathe properly.
What does my throat have to do with running, you ask? Well, when I had my tonsils removed several years ago, there were some serious structural changes that went down. It changed everything, and to this day, I have a hard time swallowing certain foods, and breathing, especially when it’s hot and humid. If there was a way for me to breathe normally and swallow my own spit without effort, the running game would be greatly changed for me.
Genie, I wish to run fast.
I’m not fast. You know that saying about being slower than a turtle running through peanut butter? That’s me. And it’s ok. It is. But it would be really cool to be able to run fast. Even if it’s just once. To be that sustained six-minute-mile blur of speed would be such an incredible feeling.
No matter how hard I train, I just don’t think I’ll see these kinds of paces on my own
Genie, I wish for a money tree just for race entries and travel.
I’m fairly certain we’ve all been here…
And so it would be incredibly sweet to have one of these to help defray the costs.
Shoes, socks, cute outfits, fuel, race registrations, and hotel and travel costs definitely add up. It’s totally worth it and I am good with running being my major entertainment. However, it would be nice not to worry about the prices of things.
What wishes would your running genie grant you?