The Needless Hazards of Intrepid Runners

I’ve got a bone to pick.

Runners, I’m talking to you.

Y’all already know my eyes roll when I hear a runner say they don’t need leg day.

But here is another thing I need to talk to you about:

The Weather.

I get it. I used to be in the “There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing” camp.

But at this point, I have heard too many stories about injuries. I’m over it.

And you should be too.

I don’t know what it is you’re trying to prove, but please, for the love of Pete, stop it.

I see it all the time.

Runners running in the rain, in the snow, on wet leaves.

And then they brag about how badass they are for running in spite of the weather.

To the self-righteous runners out there:

Get over yourselves.

Unless you’re going to find a track or an open field, do NOT “Run This City” in the damn rain.

Slipping and falling could be just that, or result in something as serious as a broken femur.

And then you’re SOL until that sucker heals. And then there's physical therapy.

Better stop eating those bagels while you’re waiting to get back on your feet.

If you absolutely can’t stand the treadmill, do something else. The erg, jump rope, burpees.

Just please, don’t run around town looking for trouble, because that’s exactly what you’re doing.

Elizabeth Romsloe