Happy Friday! I hope everyone is doing well. It is getting hot here in Chicago. I have my days when I like it and other days when I don’t. Regardless, I am still out there running. Today is day #329 of my runstreak.
I know there are more than 5 gross things runners do. But for this post, I will limit it to 5. Feel free to add more in the comments!
😮 Stay in running clothes all day long. I know it isn’t always possible to shower after a run. However, I simply cannot imagine staying in sweaty and smelly clothes (I know not everyone may sweat or smell) the rest of the day. I smell and sweat a lot! When I get home after a run, I either eat first or shower. I remember one time that I did not shower after my run. I cannot remember the reason but do remember that I was assembling a desk from IKEA. Friends invited me out to eat and I didn’t go because I wanted to finish the desk.
😮 Pop blisters. I have done this. I know I am not supposed to but for some weird reason the blister hurts less when I pop it. When I ran the RunDisney Goofy Challenge a few years ago, I got two blood blisters. I had a flight to catch and knew I would be very uncomfortable if I left it alone.
😮 Snot rockets. All I can say is that I don’t do it and haven’t been behind anyone that did this. GROSS!
😮 Pee along the course. I have seen mostly men do this. I remember once during either the Chicago Marathon or the Shamrock Shuffle, there was a line of men peeing on the side of the course. I am not justifying what they did but I do know that we all had to wait close to or over an hour in line before we could start running.
😮 Peel off dead toenails. I’ve only had one black toenail and it took a while for it to separate from my toe. It was completely separate but still somewhat attached. I thought it would hurt more if I left it to fall off on its own. So, I took my nail clipper and removed it.
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Watching runners do snot rockets or huge spitting on a course really grosses me out. Pull over and have some manners people! Maybe covid will have people rethinking that! I never stay in my workout clothes as that is a recipe for all kinds of issues for me!
I also do not understand why they cannot pull over. So gross!
These are not as gross as I thought lol
Spitting is another gross one.
I have to say I do #1 all the time.
I am sure there are more gross things!!
Yup. I’m glad you didn’t mention them lol
I CAN’T STAND staying in sweaty running clothes, and I can’t figure out how people do it. There’s no version of reality where I can’t at least quickly rinse off and change.
i have to confess that I’ve peed in some pretty strange places… never along the race course though!
I agree that at least change your clothes. Well, when you have to go, then you go. 🙂
The snot rockets are a big no for me too!! And not showering – it’s the stickiness for me. If I don’t shower after a run, I just feel very sticky and uncomfortable! The peeing on the side of the road — I am so envious!!! LOL. Goodness, it’s gross but there are so many times when I’ve thought, I wish I was a guy and could just go when I wanted to!
Same for me. If a shower isn’t possible then at least a change of clothes. But that is just my opinion. 🙂
Good thing I wasn’t eating! I am not always able to shower right away, but I usually use shower wipes and absolutely change my clothes! I cannot stay in those sweaty clothes because I sweat a lot too.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone actually peeing alongside the course. Thankfully! Or throwing up for that matter — that’s pretty gross too & it does happen!
I have heard about those wipes! I remember using them when I had to go to another event after a race. But I did change clothes too.
Oh yes, I need to change after running!
LOL – I’ve been guilty of most of those! I’ve seen people show popping blisters on Instagram – YUK!
I haven’t see the blisters but have seen videos of people popping pimples on Facebook. Not sure how those showed up on my feed but now they don’t anymore.
I runfess that I have done all of these LOL, discreetly. Hey a runners got to do…. 😉
These are all pretty gross LOL I especially cannot stand being in sweaty running clothes any longer than I need to post-run. Even if I can’t shower right away, dry clothes are everything!
I agree. If a shower isn’t possible then at least change your changes. My opinion. 🙂