29 Aug '14, 3am

Stop bugging me! How to deal with hecklers, crowded paths, foul smells, and other runner irritants:

Runners encounter taunts of "Run, Forrest! Run!" (yes, even 17 years after a young Forrest Gump ran across theater screens) or angry gesticulations from drivers who refuse to budge an inch. Sometimes women runners are downright harassed. Tom Raymond, of New York City, says he knows he'll hear "some remark about the shorts" whenever he wears track shorts on distance runs. "I definitely notice a relationship between the length of my running shorts and the chance of getting heckled," says Raymond, who also recalls being squirted with a water gun by someone in a passing SUV. Not fun, but it's much better to be squirted with water than to have ketchup packets thrown at you, which happened to another member of his running group. While he's always startled by honks and shouts, Raymond usually ignores rude comments, although he admits, "I did shout some choice words at the SUV as ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/stop-bugging-me?...

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