14 Scenarios That Are A Runner's Worst Nightmare

Most runner's are very particular about where they run, what they run with, and how they train. We all have these routines that we stick to, rarely deviating from path we've set for ourselves. We fear the moment when disaster strikes and all hell breaks loose. The crack in the road that leads to a fracture, that strange pain in your hip that turns out to be IT Band related, or feeling that rumbly in your tumbly and realizing you're a mile from a bathroom. Ladies and Gentlemen I give to you 14 Scenarios That Are A Runner's Worst Nightmare. 

1. Pressing pause on RunKeeper or your GPS watch and forgetting to press resume.

2. Getting to a water station during a race and finding only sports drinks.

14 Scenarios That Are A Runner's Worst Nightmare

3. Runners who stop during a race without warning.

4. Runners who don't signal and collide right into you.

5. Getting 5 miles into your long run and realizing you left your energy gels on your bed.

6. Runner's trots. ::shudders::

7. Having to start in the middle of the pack before a race and getting stuck behind slower runners.

14 Scenarios That Are A Runner's Worst Nightmare

8. Long porter potty lines.

9. Getting to a race late and not having enough time to go potty before the start.

10. Tripping over a curb and ending up in a cast.

11. Cyclists who don't yield.

12. Cars that roll through stoplights or stop signs.

13. All collisions.

14. Coming in last.

Here's to hoping none of these things ever happen to you. What's your worst nightmare? Share you running horror stories! Until tomorrow, #RunSelfieRepeat.


Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.