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28 Problems Every Runner Will Understand

Because you were BORN to run.

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1. Missing a run? OUT OF THE QUESTION.

2. Like, you would rather squeeze in a 20-minute run than miss out on a day's workout.

3. Of course, your friends and family might think you're obsessive and have an addiction. BUT YOU JUST LIKE TO GO FAST.

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4. Waking up early to run can suck, but SOMEONE has to do it, right?

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5. Blisters are actually the worst. GOD. DAMN. BLISTERS.

6. Sometimes when you can't run outside you have to settle for a treadmill.

7. The worst is when EVERY treadmill is occupied at the gym. GO AWAY PEOPLE.

8. If someone is in front of you and won't get out of the way, you pretty much want to run them over.

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9. But even worse is when someone is coming in YOUR direction, and they won't step aside. UGH.

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10. Running in the snow? Not fun, but you have to do it because you are a fucking CHAMP.

11. Same goes for running in the rain. You'd run in a fucking hurricane if you had to.

12. But the worst, the absolute worst, is running in the heat. #SoakedInSweat

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13. It may take you a while to figure out a new running route, but when you have one down, it's fitness GOLD.

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14. And it's been a struggle, but you've learned the art of crafting the perfect running playlist.

15. You ALWAYS have to have the best pair of running shoes.

16. Actually, you probably HAVE to have several pairs.

17. So when they wear out, it is a sad, sad day in your life. Parting with them is THE WORST. Like, you may save them even if you don't wear them anymore.

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18. But that means you get to go out and get a new pair! WIN.

19. Also, you HAVE to stick to the same brand. You might be a Nike kid, or you're into Asics. CHOOSE CAREFULLY.

20. Sweat. SO. MUCH. SWEAT.

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21. Closely followed by cramps. Cramps are basically like being possessed by the runner devil.

22. Also, you know you're going to have some weird aches and pains, but you're going to run through them anyway. CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP.

23. And say good-bye to having nice toenails and feet. #Pedicures4Days

24. You know you are going to get a weird runner's tan. But you've got a hot body already, so it's WORTH IT.


26. Also, are you supposed to wave at other runners? Smile? Who knows.

27. Races — marathons, half marathons, 5Ks — are a total clusterfuck, but you sign up for them anyway.

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28. And when you get back from a run, all you want to do is stuff your face with as much food as possible.

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Why do you suffer through all of this?


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