9 Problems All Runners Totally Understand And Go Through

by Jillian See
FITNESS  |  January 05, 2018
  • It's a pain in the ass to not run
    1 / 10 It's a pain in the ass to not run

    If you’re a true-blue runner with an undying dedication to the sport, you’ll understand these annoying situations that disrupt your run.

    Here’s an example: You’re geared up and all ready to head out for a run. Then you hear the rumbling of thunder followed by a heavy downpour. There goes your plan to run. Of course, you’re not alone. Here are some familiar frustrating problems that runners run into.

    Photos: 123rf.com

    (Also read: 9 Totally Legit Thoughts Runners Have Before, During & After A Run)

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  • It’s hard to find a proper pair of socks
    2 / 10 It’s hard to find a proper pair of socks

    There just doesn’t seem to be a sufficient supply of socks to keep up with your daily runs. Time to get used to mismatched socks.

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  • There’s always lots of laundry to do
    3 / 10 There’s always lots of laundry to do

    When it becomes a habit to run every day, it means a hell lot of stinky, sweaty clothes to get through.

    (Also read: Here’s How To Make Your Gym Clothes Last Longer)

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  • Tan lines don’t seem to go away
    4 / 10 Tan lines don’t seem to go away

    Thanks to lunch-hour runs, you get weird tan lines that won’t go away for weeks.

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  • You feel ravenous after a run
    5 / 10 You feel ravenous after a run

    In the midst of a 10km run, you have already decided what to eat post-workout: spaghetti, smoothie and maybe a bowl of ice cream for dessert. Not great for the waistline.

    (Also read: Can Certain Foods Make You Hungry?)

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  • Missing a run is the worst thing ever
    6 / 10 Missing a run is the worst thing ever

    When last-minute work calls, your plan to run is ruined. You can’t help but sulk for the rest of the day.

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  • Your blistered feet look horrid in sandals
    7 / 10 Your blistered feet look horrid in sandals

    You can’t wait to wear those strappy sandals to go with your Sunday dress. And then you remember the blister on your second toe from the last run.

    (Also read: 4 Natural Ways To Soothe Feet Blisters)

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  • Bad weather ruins your plan
    8 / 10 Bad weather ruins your plan

    You’ve scheduled a morning run to explore a new route with your girlfriends, but Mother Nature doesn’t agree with your plans. Looks like the run has to be postponed to another weekend.

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  • People hog the treadmill
    9 / 10 People hog the treadmill

    On the day you decide to run in the gym, other runners choose the indoor option too. And you know it’ll take another hour before you get to use the treadmill.

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  • You get weird aches and pains but you still NEED to run
    10 / 10 You get weird aches and pains but you still NEED to run

    You’re aching all over from yesterday’s run. But that’s not good enough a reason to skip today’s run. Running is on your daily to-do list. It’s in your blood.

    (Also read: 6 Stretches You Must Do Before & After A Run)

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