BuzzFeed’s 21 Secrets Runners Won’t Tell You

BuzzFeed published a list of 21 things runners won’t tell you. I thought I’d share this list with some of my own experiences. Enjoy this funny read!

1. Your running rotates around your pooping schedule.

2. Which means you know how to make yourself poop. (Why everyone says, “find the foods that work for you..”)

3. Shoes really DO matter.

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4. You lose half your weekend to long runs.

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5. Running is boring as hell.

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6. You always feel great post-run, but the “runner’s high” remains pretty elusive.

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7. And even if you’ve run long distances (10+ miles), you’ll still sometimes struggle through a 3-miler.

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8. Losing one or more of your toenails is a very real possibility.


9. Wearing a thong is a must.

10. … your running clothes smell like DEATH.


11. Two words: SNOT ROCKETS.

12. You are incredibly specific about your running conditions, and the smallest annoyance can completely ruin a run.

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13. It’s easier than you think to get dehydrated. And then you feel like death.


14. These are actually pretty awesome.

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15. These too.


16. Yes, your knees will hurt sometimes.


17. You spend way too much money on shit like this.


18. Sometimes you’ll get bloody socks when you run.


19. You’re obsessed with your Garmin – and might even like it more than your smartphone.


20. Nipple chafing is REAL. (never had this happen)

21. But in the end, you love it so much that all the weird and gross stuff is totally worth it.

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8 thoughts on “BuzzFeed’s 21 Secrets Runners Won’t Tell You

  1. kelsnsher says:

    LOVE this!! I can’t say I’ve personally experienced all of these (toenails, bloody socks) but the life of a runner is so wonderful and I wouldn’t trade it for anything 🙂 Great post girl!

    • Brooke says:

      Thank you! I seriously read their list and out loud said, “I’ve got pictures for almost all of these!” and had to write a post. It’s just too great not to share and we runners aren’t afraid to share everything! Thank you for reading 🙂

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