Hello and Happy day to you!
As a runner, there are certain things that really piss me off!
I am sure most people don’t understand, but maybe you (being a fellow runner) will agree with me…
1. When some moron sprints ahead and then stops in front of me in the middle of a race.
Pull your head out of your ass, man! I mean come on! It’s called peripheral vision, use it and check out your surroundings before you come to a complete freakin’ stop. I understand that you are tired, but really?
2. When someone calls me a”jogger.”
Oh hell no! Don’t even think about this one- otherwise prepare to get yelled at. I am A RUNNER, not a jogger. No, no, no, no, no… a million times no.
3. When a car that honks at me.
To a me, the car honk says, “Get out of the way!” And when that honk comes when I’m tired in the middle of a run- watch out because here comes my middle finger!
4. When animals scare me midway through my run.
Holy heart attack, Batman! I’m in the zone and have settled into my run when a dog jumps out and starts barking. This surprise sends my heart rate skyrocketing and my nun chuck skills immediately go into overdrive. Don’t mess with me, dog!
5. When my GPS watch dies in the middle of a race.
This is one has happened, and I can’t tell you how pissed I was (circa The SF Half in 2012). Even worse, it TOTALLY threw off the graphs and charts in my training log. Oh the horror!
6. When my runs are ALWAYS windy.
Ever spent the majority of your day being excited that it might actually NOT be windy during your evening run… and then walk outside just as the wind picks up? Story of my life.
7. When I forget to pack my running shoes in my gym bag.
Talk about frustrating. I mean really… I can’t exactly run without my running shoes, can I?!? No, no, I can’t.
Did I forget anything?
I must note: I am not nearly as angry in real life as this blog post lets on…
But these 7 things sure are annoying, aren’t they?!?!?
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