26 Things Runners Absolutely Hate

Running is so much more than a sport—it's a lifestyle—and it can take over every aspect of your existence, from what you eat to what time you go to bed. And like any obsession, it also comes with its share of nuisances, the kind that only those equally obsessed can understand.

1. When non-runners say things like "Running is bad for your knees, you know."

Oh yeah? You know what is bad for your body? Not running.

Running is bad for your knees

2. When it rains on a long run day. Or any run day, for that matter.

Why, Mother Nature, why?

When it rains

3. Losing toenails.

Or do we actually love it? #BadgeofHonor

Losing Toenails

4. Injuries that sideline you.

Because not running is the worst.

Injuries

5. Having to stop to poop in the middle of a run.

Didn't I already do this before I left the house?

Poop

6. Owners who can't control their pets.

Yes, your dog is cute. But he just screwed up my average pace, and that is definitely not cute.

Dog owners

7. Shoe hot spots.

It just doesn't make sense.

Hot spots

8. People who stop in the middle of the aid station.

News flash: You're not the only person running this race.

Stop at aid stations

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Erica Schuckies

Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

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