Things that suck (and rock) while running

With my 500 mile running goal this year, I’ve spent a lot of time talking to myself about the things that suck and the things that rock about running, so of course I’ve made a list or two.

Things that suck:  

1. Trying to hold my breath while passing smokers
2. Dog crap on the sidewalk
3. No sidewalks or construction fences taking over the sidewalk
4. Forgetting a visor on a sunny, sweaty day
5. People walking and talking on cell phones who don’t hear me coming and seem to move in every direction I want to pass them in
6. The second I think the dog I’m passing is going to bite me
7. Cat calls
8. Full sun + high humidity + no breeze
9. Broken and unkempt sidewalks – all the pine needles, acorns, and other ankle twisting obstacles. serious there are places in town I run in the road because it’s safer than the provided sidewalk.
10. Hitting traffic at every intersection

Things that are awesome while running

1. Sidewalks – running in the road is scary
2. Nods from other runners
3. A cool breeze on a warm day
4. Bright sun on a chilly day
5. Cresting the last hill
6. Runner’s high
7. Hitting a new distance
8. Seeing a new place I want to visit
9. Sweating for a reason other than it’s just hot
10. Realizing I’m faster than I was before

As I near 300 miles, those are my top ones. Any you’d add to the list?


  1. Andrea

    For me, I like:
    1. Not getting winded while running for the bus.
    2. Signing up for running events and collecting that race bling.
    3. Feeling better even when I’m not running.

  2. Agatha

    Je n’ai pas constaté que mes frères et amis syriens chrétiens souffraient d’un quelconque abrutissement quand ils font montre d’un esprit intelligent et très critique à l’égard de la dictature et ses massacres !!!!!!D’autant plus ils sont conscients de la manipulation et de l’entreprise d&ustro;instrumenqalistion mises en Å“uvre par la dictature

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