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Monday Motivation: Awkward Running

  • By Emily Polachek
  • Published Dec. 2, 2013
  • Updated Dec. 3, 2013 at 11:52 AM UTC
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When it comes to running, not everyone is as graceful as they think. New runners especially exhibit “awkward running syndrome,” a running style so embarrassing, you’re not sure if it’s considered running at all. Flailing hands, wonky legs that kick up the sides and a slouched back are sure signs of an awkward runner. Sound familiar? Have you noticed other runners gawking at you in the park? Perhaps it’s time to motivate yourself to not be that awkward runner.

Not sure? Here are some examples:


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Nothing is creepier than a pack of awkward runners.


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However, awkward running can be infectious.

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Emily Polachek

Emily Polachek

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