I’d like to dedicate today’s quick tip episode/post to all of the running newbies out there, and apologize for those of us (myself ABSOLUTELY included) that have been running/racing for awhile and have forgotten what it’s like to be doing something for the first time.
I’m sorry that I get upset and/or frustrated when you do something that you have absolutely no idea that you’re doing.
I’m sorry that I don’t have a more tactful way of broaching the subject than to just leer at you and mumble under my breath.
I’m sorry that I’ve been an ass on more than one occasion.
And I’m sorry that I’m not the only one that has done all of these things to you running newbies, and potentially done some things that are even worse than those that I mentioned.
The fact is, that running newbies tend to do some things that irk some of us more seasoned runners, but we need to remember that they are not doing it out of spite or out of ignorance, they just simply don’t know better. (And yes, in some cases not knowing can be considered ignorance, but that doesn’t apply in this case.)
There are hundreds of “rules of the road” or pieces of “running etiquette” that we should all strive to follow, yet if we are honest, none of us know all of them and all of us break the rules from time to time.
But seriously, no one out there running their first few races is purposely trying to screw up your race. I promise.
So when someone commits a running faux pas, instead of being a dick when they apologize (and even if they don’t apologize, since remember they probably didn’t realize it was a faux pas in the first place) just go with the flow and get back to running your own race.
What are some of the faux pas that I’m talking about? Press play below to find out!