Runners are quite unique.
We have our own set of problems.
I’ve known this for awhile but it’s very evident when I try to explain certain running situations to non-runners. Runners would be shaking their head in agreement saying “YES!” but non-runners look at me like I have three heads. “What’s the problem?”
My Top 10 Runner Problems
1. My favorite brand and model of running shoe changes. Nothing is worse than finding that your current fav, the one that fits like a glove and has been wonderful, is completely changed for the new version. And the new version fits horrible. I’ve complained about this to non-runners and they were like, “Just buy the cutest pair you can find.” Ummm….no.
2. Paying $15 or more on one pair of my favorite running socks.
3. Having to get new running shoes every 500 miles. I say I need new shoes and my husband responds, “Didn’t you just get a new pair?” or “Those still look brand new” or “What about all those shoes in your closet?”
4. Obsessed with the weather and how to dress for it on running or race days.
5. The length of time it takes to pick out the perfect race day outfit. I swear I spend more time on that outfit than the time it took to pick out a wedding dress. There’s just too many factors to consider!
6. Owning more running clothes than regular clothes.
7. Getting the perfect sunrise running picture. When I run by myself, a lot of the time I choose the route just based on where the sunrise will be or the scenery. Of course, I enjoy it personally but I also want to get a great pic. I’ve received strange looks from non-runners as I prop up my phone and run by it multiple times in hopes of getting the right shot. Ok, maybe non-blogger runners don’t understand this one either.
8. Wanting to wear compression socks after a long run to recover but it’s 80 degrees and they don’t look right with your cute skirt. Or sandals.
9. Trying to decide if I should run two marathons within two months of each other. One would be a goal race and the other would be a fun race. All of my runner friends say I should totally do that. My non-runner friends think I’m crazy for even using the word “fun” and “marathon” in the same sentence.
10. Not being able to run for any reason.
What are your runner problems?