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

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.