An Almost-Exhaustive List of Things That Could Go Wrong on Your Run Today
Sure, maybe you get a leg cramp. But you could also get struck by an asteroid.
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A few seconds after I walked in the door on a recent afternoon, Hilary asked, “How was your run?” And I immediately replied, “Good,” without even thinking about it, which is what I do most of the time, unless something notable happens, in which case I might say something like, “Good—I saw a heron the size of a giraffe, over by the river.”
But sometimes things do go wrong on my runs. Usually nothing catastrophic, but little things. And I started thinking: Maybe I should make a sort of post-run questionnaire, kind of like the comment cards you sometimes see in restaurants to encourage you to rate your experience.
So I did that. Here it is—I hope it helps.
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