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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