Sweaty Balls– Balls get super duper sweaty, it’s not pleasant. It causes rashes. The more you run, the more you rash. I like running a lot. So I rash a lot.
Penis Swinging– No other way to say it. Dick’s be swingin’. I thought I was the only one with this issue. Then I saw that scene from Juno, and was all “Yep, that’s exactly what it’s like”.
Being Gawked At– If you are a super hot piece of man-flesh like me, people wills stare at you. Girls, guys, kids, it doesn’t matter. The staring happens and questions are asked, often out loud. “Who is that hot man?” “Where is he running to/from?” “I wonder what his hopes and dreams are?” It gets super annoying by mile 4.
Not Earning While Running – As a man, we earn money. If we are out running, we typically are NOT earning. So, the more you run, the less you earn. If you like money and you like running, sometimes you have to make a choice between the two. That sucks.
Dumping In Public – Everyone knows men spend up to half the day on the can. If you are a runner, some portion of that day, may be no where near a toilet. We are forced to find trees, strangers houses, or dumpsters to use. It’s not always pretty.
Did I mention the sweaty balls?
Nowhere To Hide Your Gun – As a man, part of our job is to protect everyone around us at all times. When a guy goes out running, many times he has to ask himself, “Where do I put my weapon?” Guns tend to be too heavy to rest in waistbands. Backpacks can be a solution, but then how quickly can you pull that hand cannon out, should you need to protect?
Next time: How can I parent effectively and still make Crossfit 10 times a week?