PSA: Selfies

Just don’t do it!

The following is a Public Service Announcement:

If you must take a selfie to capture the moment(s) while running then, please, take it while running or pull over and take a quick snap as you have a stampede behind you.

Imagine running, being in the zone, and then oops! – you accidentally tremble over the person in front of you because they immediately came to a full and complete stop to take a picture of themselves. Why, inconsiderate human being, why?! I know you’re “in the moment” and want to capture that moment but you’ve just got to think about how you’d feel if that were to happen to you.

This post came about reading an article on Hong Kong banning phones on the course and the always hilarious blog Shut Up + Run writing about it.

There was one race in particular where I had to stop quickly, plenty of times, from accidentally shoving the person in front of me because they decided to (and not at a moment’s notice) walk or take a selfie. Not only did this cause a ripple effect but made my knees go “What the ****!” I’ll say it once and I’ll say it again:

If you must take a selfie to capture the moment(s) while running then, please, take it while running or pull over and take a quick snap as you have a stampede behind you. Everyone is trying to get to the same place you are: the finish, and hopefully without injury.

I took this while running. Action shots are funner anyways. 😀

This has been a Public Service Announcement.

Until the next post…

keep on running!

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