Ten Things I Hate (About Running)
Obviously, we runners love our sport for the health benefits. And the camaraderie of our peers. And “finding our greatness” and “stopping at never” and yadda yadda yadda. There’s a lot to love.
But let’s admit that there’s a lot to hate, too. I know this because conversations with runners seem to revolve around complaints. About what? Well, let’s start with these 10 things . . .
DOGS OFF-LEASH: Every dog that has bitten me was a dog that didn’t bite. Their owners told me so – often as the blood dripped down my leg from Fido’s fang marks. Oh, and sniffing, charging and tackling aren’t OK either. I’m not your doggie’s play date.
WRONG-WAY VIGILANTES: Yes, I’m running with traffic, not against it. Runners fear cross-traffic, cars merging from side streets and driveways, not psychopaths mowing us down from behind. I’ve been hit. Every runner has slammed on the brakes for cars pulling out in front of them. Drivers glance in the direction of oncoming traffic. When they do, they’ll see me. read the rest of this article…..