1) Shout "I AM RUNNING! LOOK AT ME RUNNING!" repeatedly, for the entirety of your run

2) Wear inappropriate footwear

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How To Make Running Awkward

3) Push over anyone who gets in your way. Especially children

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How To Make Running Awkward

4) Run so far from your house that you need a plane, a train, and an automobile to get back

Image: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (via Netflix Life).

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5) Forget to rehydrate with water, and pass out in the middle of your run

Awkward Running Fitness

Awkward Running Fitness

6) Recreate THAT infamous Poo-la Radcliffe moment

F*ck Sake Running Problems Runners Life

F*ck Sake Running Problems Runners Life

7) Tell everyone you meet that you "live for running" and that running is your "life"

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How To Make Running Awkward

8) Bust your knees up real bad, and start openly crying when your friends label you: "Frankie Flamingo-Legs"

Awkward Running Fitness

Awkward Running Fitness

9) Stage your own unofficial FunRun in the local park, do it naked and get arrested

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How To Make Running Awkward

10) Slide across other people's car bonnets in the style of Starsky and/or Hutch

Awkward Running Fitness

Awkward Running Fitness

11) Share seriously unimpressive running stats on social media

Running Awkward Fitness

Running Awkward Fitness

12) Be a living embodiment of the "all the gear, no idea" concept

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How To Make Running Awkward

13) When people ask you which runners inspire you, look them in the eye and say "Forrest Gump"

Forrest Gump Running

Forrest Gump Running

14) Check your e-mails while running down a busy street. Crash into everybody, without looking up from the screen

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How To Make Running Awkward

15) Say "It's a marathon, not a sprint" all the time, and in totally inappropriate contexts

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How To Make Running Awkward

16) Do this all the time. Like, literally all the time

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How To Make Running Awkward

17) Take so many performance enhancing drugs, that you start believing you're an omnipotent deity

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How To Make Running Awkward

18) Start a religion in honour of your new-found status as an omnipotent deity

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How To Make Running Awkward

19) Get busted for taking performance enhancing drugs, and be forced to shutdown your newly created religion

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20) Run like a sitcom character

Awkward Running Fitness

Awkward Running Fitness

21) Run in formal office-wear

Awkward Running Fitness

Awkward Running Fitness

22) Insist that people call you "Mo"/Mo-bot"/"Usain"/"The Lightning Bolt"/"Marathon Man starring Dustin Hoffman"

Pictured: Dustin Hoffman running in Marathon Man (1976).

How To Make Running Awkward

23) Sing the "'Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run" line from Bruce Springsteen's 'Born To Run' over and over and over again

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How To Make Running Awkward

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