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Things Runners Hate:

November 10, 2017

Non runners who, with superiority, say “running is bad for your knees you know” (it’s not).

Other runners that pass on the left without announcing themselves (I don’t have eyes in the back of my head!)

Same thing to be said about bicyclists. (What, you think because you’re faster you own the path?)

Vehicle owners who feel compelled to honk their horn at you.

Runners who won’t let you pass. As soon as you try to pass them they speed up, then they slow down again after a few minutes until you try again.

Spectators at a race who yell “You’re almost there”. No I’m not dipstick, I’ve still got 3 miles to go!

Dog owners who won’t control their animals. (Just because you have a dog doesn’t mean that you own the path!)

Dog owners who say “He won’t bite”. Of course he will, he’s got teeth!

Groups of walkers who block the path and won’t yield (Women with baby strollers are especially annoying).

Runners right in front of you who abruptly stop to walk (you are in a race, dummy).

Walkers who hog the left lane (move over or get run down!)

Runners who come to a complete stop at the water station (grab a cup and keep moving, I’m thirsty too!)

Runners that cross the finish line and come to a complete stop! (Unless you’re last, you’re liable to get run into!)

Non running friends who ask “why do you run”. (Even if we explain it, they don’t understand!)

Roger Hollis

Air Force veteran, a veteran of 30+ years in the corporate world. Published in Medical Devices magazine. Illustrator for "1000 Ways in 1000 Days" available on Amazon. Long time runner. Author of "Running Log" also available on Amazon

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One Response to Things Runners Hate:

  1. November 10, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Funny, but true! Run on, Roger!

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