6 do’s and don’ts for runners

Running is different for everyone. We all have our reasons for running. I started running to lose the last few pounds, but I was also already committed to running a 5k with a friend. I fell in love with racing. I love it! I’m very goal oriented and just slightly competitive so racing works for me. I can push myself with each new race.

While it is a hobby for most of us, there’s a list of unspoken rules that most of us try to abide by. I asked readers and fellow bloggers to help me compile a list of things that runners do that drive them batty.

do's and don'ts

  • Spitting. This seems to be a big one. It happens, runners spit. But, try to make sure you aren’t spitting on someone near you.
  • Coming to a complete stop from running. If you need to stop (emergency aside) you should move over.  If you stop without warning, someone behind you is more likely to run right into you.
  • Heel clipping. Running so close to someone you catch their shoe with your foot. It’s apparently happening a lot and can trip the person.
  • Running beside someone and not allowing people to pass. This is especially important if you are on a narrow path or in a race. Make sure you pay attention to people trying to pass.
  • Playing music on speaker phone. Please wear head phones if you want to listen to music. (unless of course you have my playlist on your phone)
  • Don’t run a race you didn’t pay for. Don’t take free food or medals.

Thanks to my readers and Michelle at My Life is a Race for contributing!

What are you guilty of doing?

What are runners doing that drive you batty?

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6 comments to 6 do’s and don’ts for runners

  1. fitnessmomwinecountry says:

    When I run alone I spit and try to not have it hang off my chin LOL …I am looking forward to a nice run today once I get the kids off to school 🙂

  2. Ditto all of the above. It really bothers me when people spit right where I am running almost as gross as people blowing snot out right in front of you. Have some manners people!!

  3. Love all of these and my biggest pet peeve is coming to a dead stop in front of a pack if runners. Please be courteous and move to the side before you stop people!! And the farmers blow is another big one for me…please make sure there is no one behind you and it isn’t windy when you lnow your snot rocket…pure gross.

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