Another Tuesday, another Tuesday on the Run hosted by our favorites:
Erika from MCM Mama Runs, Marcia from Marcia's Healthy Slice and Patty from No-Guilt Life.This week's topic is Things I don't like about running.
Last weeks post was on the things I love about running and this week is things I hate. Hate is a bit of a strong word so let's say things that I don't like too much.
Running is such an individual sport so there are few things I don't like about it. If there were more things, I just wouldn't do it. However there are 3 things that really bother me.
1. Craziness around races
This is basically for rundisney races and other popular races. Social media has made it easier to learn about races and learn tips for races but it also has caused a frenzy. For example, rundisney moved the registration for Wine and Dine back 2 weeks and people have gone crazy-freaking out, taking off work, etc. sometimes it's good just to take a break and breathe and know it'll be okay. Usually around crazy times, I try to stay away from social media on those topics.
2. Rude Runners
I don't mean this in etiquette ways which also bothers me, I mean this in people thinking that you have to do X to be considered a real runner. X could be a time or a race or wearing an outfit or run without stopping. I personally believe anyone that wants to run is a runner! No rules or regulations! It has taken me awhile to really understand that I am a runner. Even though I don't consider myself fast, even though I'm always working on getting faster and improving, there are others that see my progress as motivating and that is true for everyone!
3. Not respecting the distance
This one really does bother me! If you are going to run a race-make sure to train for it. I don't see the point of not training and potentially really injuring yourself.
As I run a lot of rundisney races, this comes up a lot. People thinking they can run a race on pixie dust and hope. Or even worse, people knowing they won't train and will get swept. Make sure when you plan for a race that you do everything you can to get to the start line healthy and prepared.
So that's it for me. I don't like posts to come off as negative but I believe in keeping it real!
How about you? What are some of your dislikes or pet peeves about running?