I’m normally a positive person, but there are things I hate, especially as a female runner. Let’s talk about it.
Yes, I understand they are necessary, especially for those of us who are more endowed up top. However, sports bras can be uncomfortable and constricting. Also, I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve gotten stuck in them a time or two, on days of higher perspiration.
Listen. I love being a woman, but the hormones can be too much. From menstruation to menopause, hormonal shifts can really mess with the miles. There are days of cramps, bloating, and general blah, brought on by natural cycles, and they are motivation crushers.
I’m going to pat myself on the back a moment, because my bladder is still holding up well for me. Kegels were something I took seriously and it’s paid off. But all that bouncing up and down sure can get uncomfortable from time to time. There are times when I have to take unplanned potty breaks and it’s not my favorite.
Long Hair In Summer
Technically, this goes for everyone, but long hair in the summer is awful, especially in Florida. The combined heat and humidity can leave hair a sweaty, tangled, knotted mess. I’ve had to use half bottles of conditioner to unsnarl my ponytail after a run, and it hasn’t been a good time.
Not Being Able To Run In Peace
I am very resentful that I can’t go for a run without intention and planning. Rather than just heading out, I have to map a route, notify a loved one, stay alert, watch the time, and on and on and on. It’s not right. We just want to run. Leave us alone.
What are some things you hate as a female (or a male)?
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