Running jealousy

No, honestly, running jealousy IS a “thing”. Actually, it could also be defined as FOMO (fear of missing out if you’re not down with the kids like me*), but I’m a running blogger and not 18 so we’ll go with running jealousy.


Running in the sunrise

Happy running times!


As regular readers know, I have been suffering a bit after my illness in June. It appears that pneumonia and a fractured rib can really knock you for a long time. I haven’t really been back running, although I did try at the Spitfire Scramble. I have vocalised how not exercising is frustrating and gives me itchy feet.

All of this combined makes me a rather useless running blogger. I don’t have any events to recap right now because I’m not fit enough to run them. I can’t share my training regime for the Robin Hood Half Marathon and Beachy Head Marathon because I’m not likely to actually make the start lines due to the fact that I haven’t been able to train.

I can’t review new kit because I haven’t been able to test it on a run.

So on the running front, I don’t have a great deal to say. Other than the fact that I am jealous of everyone else on their running adventures.

  • I’m jealous of those getting up for their glorious summer runs at 6am on a Sunday morning. I will ignore the fact that I prefer to pretend 6am doesn’t exist
  • I’m jealous of those training for an autumn half marathon, especially the Royal Parks which is one of my favourite events
  • I’m jealous of those who have shiny new gadgets that they are being able to use
  • I’m jealous of those trying out their gorgeous new shoes and sharing shoe porn. Me, I’m gazing at my shoebox of beautiful Salomon trail running shoes and being grumpy that I’m yet to actually try them. Sorry Salomon.
  • I’m jealous that I can’t go and stretch my legs in the fresh air
  • I’m jealous of those running PBs
  • I’m jealous of those enjoying running
  • I’m jealous of those going out for a lovely evening run as the sun set
  • I’m jealous of all the shiny new bling people have got!

And mostly, I have FOMO. Oh all right, I used the term. Because we all know, I’m jealous, but would I REALLY go for that 6am run and not complain about it?


*Confession: I saw the term in a magazine and had to look it up.


  1. August 11, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Sorry you’ve been experiencing running #FOMO. Although I’ve never had pneumonia, it took 8 weeks for my broken rib to heal enough for me to run. Hopefully you’ll be back pounding those pavements and running those trails soon. It’s funny, reading this blog has made me experience Salomon running shoes #FOMO. Salomon keep sending me ‘Salomon research’ emails which is slightly annoying when I don’t actually own a pair of their running shoes.

  2. August 12, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Aw, you’ll be back out there soon- these things take time.
    I have that each Saturday if I can’t do a parkrun (even if I am on holiday)- I wonder about the people I know and which one they are running at etc.
    I think I would just wear new running shoes around the house to get used to them (to make myself feel better).
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  3. August 14, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    I totally feel you. I was injured and it SUCKED not running :( but you’ll be back out there soon. Just get healthy and strong first x

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