Posted on April 5, 2014
20 phrases that annoy runners
Girlfriend is feeling back to normal. Whatever that is. All I know is I have a lot of making up to do with my running shoes and I have all next week to do so.
This staying at home thing got old like I thought it would so I did all of the laundry, washed the sheets <-there is nothing like slipping into clean sheets – nothing! I did the dreaded dishes, gave Bam a bath which he enjoyed and watched The Heat. I now have an even more offensive vocabulary and will never look at Tic Tac’s the same way again.
Anyway this whole sickness/not running thing got me thinking about annoying things non runners say to runners. I’m pretty sure their intentions are good, but some people just don’t get us runners. And they don’t have to, it’s not for them. It’s for us.
So I made this list of 20 phrases that annoy runners.
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Numbers 1, 3, 4, 8, 11 & 18 are the most annoying to me.
My thoughts about them are if you really wanted to run, you would find a way to make it happen. Don’t depend on someone else to motivate you, do it for yourself. Running buddies are awesome to have, but don’t depend on them.
I do my best to stay injury free, but if I injure my knees, joints, eyelashes etc, at least I’m did it while doing something I love.
Crazy people are everywhere. Maybe I shouldn’t go to the grocery store or work. Look, we have to be street smart, carry your cell phone and tell someone where you’ll be running and when to expect you back. Worse case scenario, do not be a victim, fight back and make a lot of noise.
What is the most annoying thing a non runner said to you?
How did you respond?
Feel free to add your pet peeves to the list.