Waiting for Someone in a Group Run?

Some people have to often use the restroom during group runs. Are you among them? What to do if your friends always insist on waiting for you? Of course, it’s nice that they are willing to wait, but at the same time you don’t want to hold anyone back. How can you assure them that it really is okay to continue and you can catch up?

People who are sincerely persistent can certainly be a battle, and quite frankly a silly one. If you face such a situation, the best thing to do is to let your friends know that it makes you uncomfortable when they wait. These words alone should be enough to encourage them to keep running and let you join them later. If one of them says, “Oh, don’t be silly,” just say “I wish it was just a silly thing for me, but, to tell the truth, I’d much rather run a little faster and catch up than have the group stand outside the restroom while I use it.”

Remember, sometimes you have to paint a little bit of a picture for others to get your point understand that you really think what you are saying.

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.


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