20 Reasons Why Friends and Significant Others Who Run Are The Worst

1. They are always scheming to get you to run.

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

"You would love it" they say. "Go die!" You reply.

2. They talk incessantly about running.

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

"The funniest thing happened on my long run this weekend." (Roll those eyes. Roll them hard.)

3. They will complain about how much they hate running then try to convince you how great it is.

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

HYPOCRITES! MASOCHISTS! THE WHOLE LOT OF YOU!

4. Or they complain about “having” to run and then laugh when you tell them that they don’t actually have to run.

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

5. They refuse to make plans for months at a time because they are training for some distance they’ve already run multiple times.

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

Wait this is your 12th half marathon? And you still have to train?

6. Their entire schedule revolves around running.

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

"Oh your one day to hang out is your rest day? Perfect, let me clear my schedule so we can get a drink. Oh what's that? You can't drink on your rest day because you have a long run in the morning? Cool story bro."

7. They flood your dirty hampers with their sweaty clothes. (How does anyone go through so much workout clothes in one week?)

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

8. They talk about poop ALL THE TIME.

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

9. They are picky about what they eat, when they eat it and they aren’t afraid to play the, “I just ran 15 miles and I just really want…” card.

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10. They are always eating which means that you are always eating too.

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

But seriously, everything revolves around food.

11. They refer to 10 miles as a “short” or “easy” run.

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

That's not short or easy!

12. They are always bailing on Friday night plans because they have a “long run in the morning.”

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

13. They are always trying to show you wear they chafed.  

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

(No one wants to see that.)

14. They flood your social media feed with pictures of their feet or their dumb watch.

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

Oh look, your feet. Riveting.

15. They think it’s funny to show off their black toenails or their blisters.

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

It's gross. It's really gross.

16. No holiday or vacation is sacred.

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

Anniversary trip? Valentine's day? Christmas? It doesn't matter, all vacations are runcations.

17. They expect you to wake up early to cheer them on during their races.

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

If you've seen one race, you've seen them all. (And why do they start so early?)

18. They always try to hug you when they are really sweaty.

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

No thank you please.

19. They inadvertently wake you up at dawn so they can get ready for their "long run."

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

Anyone who has ever lived with a runner knows that they are not light on their feet.

20. But worst of all, they make it all look so easy and fun.

19 Times Running Friends are the worst

Sometimes, you forget and let them convince you to run with them. It's never fun and it's never as easy as they make it seem.

It's time to dish! What drives you crazy about your running friends and family? My sister Samantha shared her least favorite parts about having a sister who runs (CLICK HERE).

To all my friends and family I neglect and act like a total run-hole towards, my bad! You know I love you! But a girls gotta run so she can eat cupcakes and cookies! I'm sorry!

Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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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.