Let’s be honest, runners are naturally bizarre. We tape nipples, care way too much about pooping and obsess over small things like running 4.96 miles instead of 5 miles. But every now and then you run into extra bizarre runners. These special runners seem to run in their own little bubble.
One of the most bizarre things I’ve come across during a race is that one totally barefoot runner. This runner eludes me as we race side by side in the dirrrrrrty streets of downtown Atlanta. I swear that there is one barefoot runner in every race. I know that some runners think they have an advantage to running barefoot, but it’s just gross to me. Not to mention dangerous! I’ve run by used contraceptive devices on the streets of Atlanta (Hot Chocolate 15k 2015), kid you not. It’s beyond bizarre to me.
Another bizarre and weird thing I see, while running, is the woman who has her cheeks hanging out. I’m talking about her lower cheeks! I often notice this from a runner ahead of me. I can’t help to wonder how they are surviving the race without chafing issues. The booty short trend just isn’t meant for runners. I prefer to cover all the bounce and jiggle (front and back). There’s an important lesson here: don’t forget many runners will see your backside, whether or not it’s covered.
So tell me, what is the most bizarre thing you’ve seen on a run?
If you’re new at running, believe me– you’ll see your fair share soon enough. I don’t let the few bizarre runners scare me away from the sport though. We all cover the same distance, just not the same body parts apparently!