16 Little Things That Make Running Less Horrible
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16 Little Things That Make Running Less Horrible

Running can be torturous at times, especially when you don't want to. These are some littler things that make it more bearable.

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16 Little Things That Make Running Less Horrible
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1. Shade


Running in hot weather is bad enough, adding a perfectly sunny day just makes it worse. Nothing is better than coming across a patch of shade that gives you relief from the heat, even if it is only for 4 seconds (or .01 miles).

2. Running Buddies


Because two people complaining about something is better than one.

3. Attractive People


Seeing someone attractive is a great way to take your attention off of the pain you're enduring, and motivation to keep going because you'll seem super active and fit and healthy.

4. Dogs


They just make everything less horrible.

5. Pretty Scenery

Just like attractive people, a distraction from the ache in your legs and the sweat dripping from your nose.

6. Keeping the Same Pace

Pacing can be a difficult skill to acquire, but I always do a little cheer when I hear "Distance: One mile. Time: 7:25. Split Pace: 7:25. Average Pace: 7:25." followed by "Distance: Two miles. Time: 14:50. Split Pace: 7:25. Average Pace: 7:25."

7. Sprinklers

Anything to wash off the grimy sweat beading down your whole body.

8. Breezes

Wind that gives you a second wind.

9. Basically Anything That Cools You Off

Need I say more?

10. Shoulders


They just make everything easier. You don't have to move over for cars, cars don't have to move over for you, and cars don't have to stop if a car is coming the opposite way. Everyone is just happier.

11. Perfectly Mapped Routes

If you are like me, you don't like running more or less than you planned to. When you go for a four mile run, decide to run a new route, and it ends up being exactly four miles >>>

12. Your Shoe Laces Staying Tied

Nothing is more annoying than having to stop every quarter mile because your old, fringed shoe laces keep coming untied. C'mon, do that double knot.

13. Not Having To Stop For Cars

When you finally get in the groove of your run just to stop and wait for seven million cars to pass.

14. The Right Level Of Hydration


Two words: Cramps. Suck.

15. Any Reason To Stop

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Running can be horrible, but you chose to do it, so you must enjoy some part of it. Push through, you'll be glad you did once you finish.

16. Rewarding Yourself After

You earned that slice (or 5) of pizza, girl.

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