Tuesday, December 29, 2009
A recent post (with a link to the video below) on the Ultralist caught my attention. Certainly, everyone has their own pet peeves regarding rude and/or inconsiderate behavior by other runners, whether it be in races or on your training runs. Perhaps it is the runners who hog the entire trail on your training run or worse, throw empty gel packets and other trash on the trails. Maybe it is the slower runners who insist on lining up before a race as close to the starting line as possible (making the rest of you speedsters weave your way through them), or the ones that decide to deposit the remainder of their cup of water on your shoe at an aid station (please look before you toss). What about that guy in the race that you simply can't get away from, you know, the one that breathes heavy and has his heart rate monitor/watch beeping every second?
Then, there is the runner that won't return your simple gesture of kindness, the one that you say "hello" or "good morning" to, who just can't find it in the goodness of his or her heart to even raise their hand to acknowledge your existence. It happens all the time, and I simply couldn't stop laughing at this video (***warning - foul language***).
Got any other pet peeves or annoyances to share? Maybe we can compile a good list.