Tuesdays on the run, linking up with April, Patty, and Erika.
Today's topic is running etiquette and pet peeves. It's always important to be aware of your surroundings as a runner, and to let other runners know where you are. A lot of us wear headphones while we're running. It helps pass the time and I know it helps me get into a rhythm, but at the same time, I do zone out. Simple etiquette cues like "on your left/right" to let someone know you're passing, and if you're the runner out in front and coming up on a walking interval, look around before you stop running. I've had to turn into a cartoon character a couple times and go WAY up on my tippy toes to avoid crashing into someone who just stopped running.
Mostly, I've got pet peeves, and they happen at the gym, a lot. I try to keep my volume at a reasonable level to keep good habits both in the gym and outside the gym. If I'm upstairs on the treadmill and I can hear a person lifting weights while sounding like a dying moose, cut the grunting. I'm upstairs, on the treadmill, with headphones on and I can still hear that grunting. It's not necessary and it won't let that person lift the too-heavy-weights they're using. Another huge pet peeve of mine is when they throw down the weights, like a punctuation mark. I go to LA Fitness locations in DFW, and all of the ones I've been to have signs saying don't throw down the weights. People still do. I don't live in California so I don't have to experience earthquakes, but I'm pretty sure these weights getting thrown down would register on the Richter scale. I lived through an earthquake while on vacation in Cali and it scared the crap out of me. So please, weight lifters, don't take turns at being the San Andreas fault.
What other etiquette tips/pet peeves do y'all have?