Things that annoy me on a run!

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Things that annoy me on a run!

Through my experiences as a runner, I have realised that despite my best intentions, not every run is a good one! Different factors affect my performance from day to day and in my case probably more things annoy me on a run than would annoy most people. These annoyances also affect my performance.

For the sake of comedy value, I wanted to share my list of most annoying things to happen to me on a run, in no particular order.

Stitches!

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I haven’t worked out what causes them yet, somebody told me it could be low salt or dehydration, so if anyone knows of the reason I would love to know. In my personal experience I have definitely learnt that eating too close to a run is a huge contributing factor, yet I still haven’t learnt from my mistakes… *Munches on a hotdog half hour before run and wonders why she’s close to vomiting after a mile*

Unexpected hills!

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Sorry to all of you hill lovers, I am not one of them, and especially when I am not mentally prepared for them. Take my example here, I set out to do a 13 mile run on a new route, without taking into consideration the disgusting incline at the half way point! Dead for the rest of the run!

Spotify doesn’t work offline!

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If you are anything like me and need music to motivate you through-out your run, the most annoying thing is when the stupid app loses signal and no music plays! I live in the countryside, this happens a lot, and even more so lately when the offline system doesn’t appear to be working like it used to, sort it out Spotify!

My arm strap keeps falling off!

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I could be completely alone on this one but my Velcro constantly pops off and my strap falls off relentlessly through-out my runs. This especially happened a lot last year when I was training arms for Tough Mudder, I think my muscles got too big for the strap *move over Arnie*

Garmin loses signal!

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Are you kidding me???? So should I just stop? Or run when it’s not even recorded? I’m so confused!

I need the toilet!

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Whichever it may be, I am miles from home and desperate! Great!

It starts raining!

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The weather forecast said blue skies yet I’m 10 miles from shelter, not wearing my waterproofs and it’s bucketing it down. Help!

My ears have popped!

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This is something I have suffered with ever since I can remember, after tweeting about it on UK Run Chat I have established I am not alone, aside from stitches this is the single most annoying thing to happen to my body. I just love the sound of my own heavy breathing, brilliant!

Numb toes!

Running is, alas, a particularly strong trigger for asthma.

Is this a lack of space in the toe area of my trainer or just badly fitting shoes, whichever it is, it’s yet another thing which annoys me! Grrrrrr!

Injuries!

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Yep, I’m pretty sure I didn’t have that pain when I started, gooooooood!

I am lost!

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I decided to be brave and try a new route, it seemed like a good idea at the time now I am running on a 60 mile an hour, single-track country road trying to avoid getting run over! Scary! To make matters worse I can’t get a GPS signal to tell me where the hell I am and I have added several extra miles to my run in order to get home! Ha!

This one has happened to me on several occasions. *Note to self – Take a running buddy with me next time I try a new route, for safety purposes*

So, those were just a few of my running annoyances. I would love to hear about yours? 🙂

Tweet me or comment below to add your own.

Until next time,

N x

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