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5 annoying things you do as a runner but (probably) don’t know it
Your running commitments can often get up people’s noses…when your dedication to it oversteps the mark.

DISCLAIMER; YOU PROBABLY do know it but love running so much that anyone else’s feelings are secondary.

After all, what can beat a 30-minute blast around the town, city, park, field, mountain or lake after a hard day’s work.

But your running commitments can often get up people’s noses…when your dedication to it oversteps the mark.

Here are a few examples of how…

1) When you patronise everyone at work about how great your early morning was

Your colleague at work might have been up half the night tending to a screaming baby. Or just half the night necking beer and watching TV. The last thing he or she wants to hear is how you rose at 6am and ran 15 miles training for a race… six months away.

2) You pay €75 for a marathon, €40 for a massage but complain about the cost of the train

Pain costs quite a few bob these days. Marathons can be anything from €25, to €50 to even €100 in places, depending on where you compete. But it’s totally worth it because you get a, err, t-shirt, timing chip, bottle of water and a medal at the end.

Don’t be a cheapskate — and definitely don’t say you can’t afford to have a coffee because you spent your last dime on another sports bra.

3) You start to secretly freak out if you’ve gone two days without a run

Relax. Less is more sometimes. Don’t panic that you’ll gain weight or lose fitness because you haven’t exercised in 48 hours. Do something else for a change!

4) You’re just so damn efficient

Runners often demonstrate superb time management skills and pride themselves on having Type A personalities, as evidenced by their ability to get stuff done, competitiveness and determination when facing challenges. They’re the do-gooders, the people who get 34 errands done in the time it takes you to start your computer.

5) Your room smells

And you knew it too. All those expensive lotions and potions and unguents and sprays and gels. Oh, and all those sweaty shorts piling up in the laundry basket. Sort it out!

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