Things I Hate About Running

There are a few things I really like about running. But then, there are things I really hate about running. Hate.

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1) The boredom of running the same route (when you must)

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2) When you run through that little cloud of gnats you can’t see and get them in your mouth. And nose. And eyes.

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3) Chafing. Enough Said.

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4) Running in the dark.

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5) When your running partner is in infinitely better shape than you. Stop running so fast. Stop being so happy.

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6) Trying to do the mental math of pace/distance and figuring out exactly how many minutes you have to keep running.

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7) Realizing halfway through your run that you don’t match. At all.

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8) When I’m running so hard (go me) that snot runs down my face.

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Otherwise, I really like running. But there are just some things…I could do without.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Things I Hate About Running

  1. katiecburry says:

    Running the same route is the worst!! I’m always looking for new trails to run on, but they’re all so far from my flat!

    And running in the dark? I swear every time I do I think I’m going to killed by a serial killer. Hmm… maybe that one is less about running and more about binging Criminal Minds. Haha!

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    • caseytris says:

      Haha! I can’t imagine Criminal Minds helps with that at all! The imagined serial killer is always at the forefront of my mind during runs in the dark. I swear I run faster, just because I’m convinced someone is going to get me.

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      • katiecburry says:

        Haha! Yes, thinking of serial killers definitely helps with running faster. I always find myself thinking “ok, if someone jumped me right now what would I do? How would I get away?” Haha!

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      • caseytris says:

        Hah me too! I play it all out in my mind. My main concern is that my legs are normally so tired from the run, I wouldn’t be able to get far if someone chased me!

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