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9 Real Funny Struggles Only Runners Understand

Running is awesome. But it comes with some minor frustrations. Here are 10 struggles only runners would understand:

Being hangry during a run and having your stomach growl as you bounce along.


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When you finish your run at 5.87 miles and absolutely must run circles around the cul-de-sac to end out your mileage on a whole number.


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Running by dog poop, garbage trucks, people bathed in cologne or perfume, or smokers—and trying to hold your breath as to not inhale the dangerous, overwhelming or smelly fumes.

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When you’re trying to cross the road and a car slows down but not enough to allow you to run by.

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Trying to take off a sweaty sports bra.

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When one shoe feels tighter than the other—and no matter how you adjust your laces, you can’t get them to feel the same.

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When you end up eating your post-workout snack before the workout—and then you’re left with nothing to eat afterward.

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When your earbuds are a tangled mess or you sweat them out of your ears.

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When pedestrians see you coming from the opposite direction but choose to take up the entire path.


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