During one of the longer runs I had this week, I had to step off the path to get around a slow walker who was hunched over their cellphone and it occurred to me that during this time of year, Santa is probably double-checking his list. You know the one. I figured if he gets a list, I could have one too!
Here's who is on this runner's "Naughty" list:
People standing around in groups on the sidewalk waiting for a bus and NO ONE moves to let the runner through
People who ask me why I pay money to run races when I could just run for free any time
People who ask me why I need another pair of running shoes
The guy walking in the MIDDLE of the sidewalk
The couple who walks their dog off-leash - from one dog owner to another. No.
That girl running at night with no reflective gear and both earphones in. C'mon, now!
That guy who passes me walking...while I'm running.
That lady who picks the treadmill RIGHT BESIDE mine when there are 15 other free ones
That same lady who is clearly trying to race me or outrun me (Boom. I won.)
People who ask me why I don't just run faster (sorry, grandma, that's you!)
That guy who almost hit me with his pickup truck while I was wearing all my reflective and LED gear
That person who totally didn't wipe down their treadmill after sweating all over it. Gross. Yeah, I saw you
The people who don't shovel their sidewalks
The people who don't salt their sidewalks
The people who don't pick up their dog's crap - especially near the sidewalks
The people turning right on a red light right in front of me
The people pulling out in their cars and stopping right in front of me
Uncool running groups who leave people behind
People walking in the jog/run lane at the track
The huge groups of people who walk/chat together and block all the lanes on the track
Instead of lumps of coal, I mentally send you my old, stinky running shoes - pre-Skora Running. You don't even deserve my oldest pair of those.
Anybody on your list?