I went for a run at the park this morning. I came up with a few rules that I need to follow when on the path:
There is a map of the path---study it--memorize it--know what it says---it will help your run along the path be much easier. Follow the map---don't get lost---it pays to know and follow the path or you could be in big trouble.
Keep your eyes on the path---there are many distractions along the way--some good and some bad---but keep your eyes on the path.
Watch for the roots, snags, potholes, ruts, and other obstacles that appear out of no where with no warning--they are dangerous and can cause you injury--perhaps even serious injury--beware - keep your eyes on the path.
The path is filled with little up and downs--huge hills--even steep climbs and sometime the downward path can be even more treacherous than the climb up---It is HARD---but you have to keep putting one foot in front of the other.
There are hairpin curves that make you believe you are running in circles--sometimes you think you have already run this path---don't let that trick you into not paying attention---keep your eyes on the path.
Watch for those on the trail with you--those near and those not so near---watch for them---listen to them--you are together for a purpose --you are charged with watching for one another.
The finish line is there-but don't worry about the finish line until it is clearly in sight---run the trail in front of you--do your very best-know who you are running with---and
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PATH!