THINGS I’VE LEARNED FROM RUNNING

I’m phasing out my running blog and moving my running posts over here. So from time to time you can expect something on running… sorry :)

1 – A good run is a great cure for a bad day.
2 – It’s always okay to make fun of the men who are wearing shorty-shorts, but only behind their backs.
3 – It’s fun, when running with a group (or in a race), to remind the guy who is really struggling, “Hey Buddy, just in case, I know CPR.”
4 – Occasionally you’ll swallow a bug, just accept it.
5 – If you’re running a race, don’t run it in the new shirt you just received for that event … it’ll make you look like a rookie.
6 – NEVER expect a car to stop when it’s supposed to. (I found that out the hard way).
7 – Be a cheerleader and encourage a new runner.
8 – Learning to blow snot out of your nose without slowing your pace is a blessing. Just make sure you’re down wind (sorry Zach).
9 – If you’re not tough enough to be a runner, maybe you can get a bike and be a cyclist. (Right Dustin?)
10 – Run (or exercise) not so you can live long, but so you can live well.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Taylor says:

    11-

    Never run 5 miles at 5 in morning after staying up all night and watching the movie "Signs".

  2. TREY MORGAN says:

    Taylor … that was SO much fun. You were entertainment for the whole run. Remember the dark county road and the mailbox that scared you? LOL

  3. Jeff Slater says:

    Good stuff! I like number 5 — you can always spot the rookies (and non-runners) at a race.

    Here are a few more:

    Runners should always refer to themselves as runners, not joggers.

    Don't look at your watch when you approach the finish line — it will mess up the official photo.

    Running uphill slows you down more than running downhill speeds you up.

    Dress for runs as if it's 10 degrees warmer than the thermometer actually reads.

  4. TREY MORGAN says:

    Jeff – Amen to the runner, not a jogger comment. And the last one I could have used to remember this morning. I had to stop and ditch a shirt along route, because I got to hot.

  5. mattdabbs says:

    I have been mean enough to give cars a very small thump as they go by to make them think they hit me when they should have stopped. Not anything that would make a mark on their car but enough that they think, "did I just hit that guy?" I had one guy not even stop at a stop sign but go right through it and nearly his me. Expect the worst from drivers and stay alive.

  6. Stoogelover says:

    It's been my observation that most runners die.

  7. Gary says:

    Stoogelover, so does everyone who eats brocoli and cauliflower. I go armed so I don't have to run.

  8. Patrick Mead says:

    Being the owner of a capable vehicle and being highly proficient with a wide variety of firearms, I cannot foresee a situation in which I am required to run.

    Besides, as my son's USMC sniper T shirt says, "If you run, you'll only die tired."

  9. Su says:

    Worse than looking like a rookie is the chafing & colour transfer that could come from running a race in a brand-new, all-cotton shirt. Although, a lot of the non-rookie running club members around here do it.

    And drivers can't see anything smaller than another car, for reasons passing understanding.

  10. Zach Detwiler says:

    Another bad part about running is the unseen dogs that just come out of no where. Trey have you been held lately?

  11. Mikes Sumondong says:

    i'm not really a running type of guy but I really like the living well instead of living longer. now that makes sense.

  12. CarolinaGirl says:

    Run for Life!

    Everyone should take on one marathon in their lifetime – at least one.

  13. Sarah says:

    You are awesome Trey! I have never looked forward to reading before… 😉 and I always look forward to reading what you have to say! It is almost like you give me hope that there is forgiveness and I can still be a great role model and Christian when I think I need to just give up…because I've done a lot of wrong.

    You are the BEST PREACHER…well, okay (2nd to Jesus)…and I am SO glad that Childress can call you their own! Please don't leave us and continue to be the SONshine that you are! Love you very much!!!!

    Sarah

  14. TREY MORGAN says:

    Thank you Sarah for your encouraging words… you are very sweet. We've been very blessed to be in Childress.

  15. drp96a says:

    11. Ride a bike, and as long as you don't get hit, your knees will do much better in the long run.

    I'll start running again soon. My races are now over.

    Dustin

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