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Friday 26 December 2014

10 Reasons I HATE Running ...

1. You get a beautiful tan in summer ... but in the shape of your running kit. White sock marks are SEXY, right? Hello? Anyone ...?

2. You earn the calories to drink gallons of cocktails ... but can’t drink them as you have a 6am run the next morning. It's hard work being a dedicated fun runner. Sulk.   

Socks that cost as much as 2 bottles of vodka ...

3. Your legs have never looked better ... your feet have never looked worse.

After 87 miles at TR24 in the heat. Cankles are sexy ... right? 

4. You FEEL great post-lunchtime run  ... you LOOK terrible. Hastily brushed shower hair is horrific. As is bright-red-shower-face. Both are my standard post-lunch look. So why is MY desk in the corner behind that big board? 

5. You’re in the best shape of your life from all the running ... but your race photos STILL look horrendous. 

Sprint finish ... yes I KNOW I look like a dying goldfish. I was trying hard. 

6. You get to find secret trails and amazing views from the top of hills ... but you’re too busy checking the pace on your Garmin or trying not to vomit from having made yourself run up the hill.
Hills in the heat. Hate hills, hate heat, Sulk. *vomits*
7. You get to buy new shoes. Lots of new shoes ... But they’ll ALL have laces, rubber soles and smell like a dying kipper.

8. You have enough technology on your wrist to power a small spaceship ... but all you use it for is to beat yourself up about why you didn’t run up that hill a bit faster. Stupid hills.

Get outside and enjoy nature. Source
9. You’re saving money from not going out and not drinking ... and spending it all on trainers and socks that you'll have to replace within 3 months. 

10. You know the exact pace you have to run to get a sub-20 5k ... but you still can’t bloody do it. 

Stupid running.


(Goes and puts trainers on and goes for a run in a sulk)


  1. Number two is so me too. However, I have met loads of runners sporting morning after lots of alcohol breath who STILL manage to run faster than me. Now *that* makes me sulk!

    1. That's just unfair. It should be Run Law that having a hangover absolutely negates the chance of a PB.

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    1. Because you know it's all TRUE!!! Damn you runnnnning!!!

  3. Brilliant post :) hope you've had a nice christmas!

    1. It's been brilliant. Although unless I start cutting back a bit I will be moving about the same speed as a Christmas Pudding on my next run!! ... and I'll probably smell of brandy too.

  4. Love this post Sarah- especially the one about having the best legs and most disgusting feet!

    1. I used to have pretty feet! Now even a leper would be ashamed of them!

  5. I commented but it vanished? I was just saying how true this all was....and also how you can totally do that sub 20 5k!

    1. That's strange ... someone else mentioned that Blogger seems to be eating comments recently!

      I've had one good try at running a sub-20 ... maybe it's time to try another. But running at your max HURTS!!

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    1. I think if Running were a person, he'd be a traffic warden.