Running is awesome. But it comes with some minor frustrations. Here are 10 struggles only runners would understand:

1. Being hangry during a run and having your stomach growl as you bounce along


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2. When you finish your run at 5.87 miles and absolutely must run circles around the cul-de-sac to end out your mileage on a whole number


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3. When your hair-tie is too loose around your ponytail but not loose enough to wrap around again — and so your hair swings too much on your run



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4. Running by dog poop, garbage trucks, people bathed in cologne or perfume, or smokers — and trying to hold your breath as to not inhale the dangerous, overwhelming or smelly fumes


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5. When you’re trying to cross the road and a car slows down but not enough to allow you to run by


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6. Trying to take off a sweaty sports bra


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7. When one shoe feels tighter than the other — and no matter how you adjust your laces, you can’t get them to feel the same


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8. When you end up eating your post-workout snack before the workout — and then you’re left with nothing to eat afterward


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9. When your earbuds are a tangled mess or you sweat them out of your ears


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10. When pedestrians see you coming from the opposite direction but choose to take up the entire path


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