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. ┬áIf 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?

Did you workout today?

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