Six Runner Struggles

Hey everyone! I figured that today I would pop on the blog and write a more fun and light hearted post for you all and the first thing that popped into my mind was running! (Big shock there, right?!)

If you couldn’t tell from the title, this is going to be about struggles every runner faces.  If you’ve ever gone for a run, you will get it.

Embarrassing moments 

Have you ever been running and just completely wiped out… tripped over something, ran into something, attempted to jump over something and just didn’t land right on your feet? It happens to the best of us! Most of the time its at the worst moment too, like when someone clearly sees you. You try to recover only to continue embarrassing yourself; I know it’s happened to me more times than I’d like to admit!

Having to go to the bathroom during a long run

Being in the middle of nowhere, miles away from any sort of civilization and the urge to go to the bathroom hits.  You have to go. like immediately. All you can think about is where is the nearest bush!

Forgetting to start your watch 

That specific feeling of rage and annoyance when you’re in the midst of your run and you look down to check your watch and realize it isn’t running. You could’ve run one mile or 10… you’ll never know now…

New shoes

Getting a pair of new running shoes is always exciting! You want to go for a run immediately in them, but you know you should wait and break them in first.. It’s an ongoing mental debate. The latter always wins though… lace up and run!

Cross Training 

You know those days where you just want to run, but know you need to cross train… whether its abs, arms or legs, its important to implement it into your workout routine and take a break from running…You know it.

But why does it always fall on days when your motivation to run is sky high?

Guess you’ll have to save that motivation for another day, sadly.

 

Bad runs 

Have you ever had those runs where you just feel completely defeated afterwards, not in a good way?  You say that you’re never going to run again, you hate running… you tell people that you REALLY mean it this time. But the next day you put your shoes back on and go for a run.

If you’re a runner and have experienced any of these struggles, you know that no matter how often you’re faced with them, you just can’t seem to stop running.  All the good feelings that come mentally and physically outweigh any of the negatives these struggles can have and makes suffering through them worth it!

So tell me… 

What struggles have you faced running? 

What is your favorite type of running workout?

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