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13 Times When Running Just Plain Sucks

long running path orange county (800x450)

We’re runners. We like running (well—I can really only speak for myself—and I love running).

But sometimes running sucks.

Running sucks when you’re tired.

Running sucks when your legs feel like lead and every step takes so much effort.

Running sucks when it’s raining.

Running sucks when it’s super hot and humid.

Running sucks when your fuel belt is rubbing a horrible chafe burn on your waist.

Running sucks when you’re hungry.

Running sucks when you ate to much and feel bloated and burpy.

Running sucks when you just don’t feel like running and can’t find the motivation.

Running sucks when you get lost.

Running sucks when you run the same route over and over every day.

Running sucks when you’re not making progress at getting faster.

Running sucks when your training plan calls for a super difficult workout.

But most of all… running sucks when you can’t run.

Any runner with an injury knows that the worst run is the one you can’t do.

icing my ankle pain (450x800)

I feel like I have some tendonitis coming on so I’m trying to rest it. Hopefully, I’ll be up and running soon!

How is running for you today? Tweet @RunEatRepeat and give her some encouragement!

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Monica Olivas started blogging six years ago to document her weight-loss journey and training for her first marathon at Since then she’s conquered the half marathon and marathon (actually dozens of them) and lost 20 pounds. She shares running tips, reviews, food diaries, weight-loss features and musings about life, liberty and the pursuit of fitness on her site. Monica is a RRCA-certified running coach and ACE-certified personal trainer based out of Southern California. She is a full-time blogger, also blogging for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, and is sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE. Follow her blog for tips on healthy living and on Twitter/Instagram @RunEatRepeat.