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DP thinks my new hobby (sprinting) is obnoxious.

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BlackPepperCrab Wed 04-Oct-17 13:56:18

Recently, in the spirit of health, I have decided to start running again. I'm not a fan of long distance jogging, so have opted to do sets of 100/200m sprints. The usual pavement I do my running on is about 10+m wide, so no worries there isn't a chance of me crashing into anyone.

My issue now, is that DP has told me (more than once), that what I'm doing is obnoxious and attention seeking. confused

AIBU to think that's complete bollocks?

allegretto Wed 04-Oct-17 13:57:05

I wouldn't say obnoxious but it does sound annoying .

OnionKnight Wed 04-Oct-17 13:58:05

Sprinting on pavement? If so then yes that's a bit weird.

seagreengirl Wed 04-Oct-17 13:59:58

Can't you go to the park?

GreatBigPolarBear Wed 04-Oct-17 13:59:59

I guess each to their own but it does sound a bit odd! Most people do sets of sprints as part of training for longer distances.
As long as you enjoy it though go for it! It's only like HIIT training I guess.

teaandtoast Wed 04-Oct-17 14:00:06

I got shin splints running on concrete. Is there a park you could use?

And obnoxious and attention seeking? Pfft! YANBU.

Subtlecheese Wed 04-Oct-17 14:01:17

It is quite odd to not be doing it somewhere away from an athletic track. But if he's calling you attention seeking I guess he's beyond trying to wind you up or poke fun and just doesn't like you. Which sounds awful for you.

19lottie82 Wed 04-Oct-17 14:01:25

I'm tempted to agree with him slightly (although maybe not to the same extreme) if you're sprinting on pavements...... sorry.

Go to a park or running track.

HackneyP Wed 04-Oct-17 14:02:09

What's wrong with it? Carry on you're not hurting anyone!

greendale17 Wed 04-Oct-17 14:03:13

How is it obnoxious and annoying?

FakePlasticTeaLeaves Wed 04-Oct-17 14:03:49

It's just quite unusual, I don't think it's attention seeking. I would recommend a park near you, but if there isn't one and it really is the only location, just keep doing it if it makes you happy.

5rivers7hills Wed 04-Oct-17 14:04:08

On the pavement? I think it is a bit strange but I don't know why I think that TBH!

Fairylea Wed 04-Oct-17 14:05:58

How on earth is it obnoxious? confusedconfused

I’m confused.

Carry on as you were, he’s talking nonsense.

BlackPepperCrab Wed 04-Oct-17 14:06:20

Genuinely curious question but what’s wrong with pavements as opposed to the park?

The reason I’m picking this running space is 1. It’s right outside my house and 2. It’s filled with joggers from the surrounding office buildings every evening anyway so if I were jogging nobody would bat an eyelid.

ZeroFuchsGiven Wed 04-Oct-17 14:06:28

A 10m wide pavement? confused

Sandsunsea Wed 04-Oct-17 14:06:53

Who cares what people think? If you enjoy it and you aren't hurting or obstructing anyone then carry on. Your DH doesn't sound very nice.

LovelyPrep Wed 04-Oct-17 14:07:33

10 meter wide pavements?! God ours are like 1m max here. I feel like a country bumpkin. As long as you're not running into people it doesn't really affect anyone else.

DadDadDad Wed 04-Oct-17 14:19:05

Your DP's description is a bit odd, but surely there is a safety issue. If pedestrians etc could veer into your path, then isn't there a good chance of a collision (unlike jogging where the lower speed gives you time to swerve or stop)?

I also would worry about damaging myself doing this on a hard pavement.

AudTheDeepMinded Wed 04-Oct-17 14:19:53

and on no account push anyone into the path of an oncoming bus...

Lilmisskittykat Wed 04-Oct-17 14:22:31

It’s unusual and if someone started doing it outside my house I’d think it was for attention.

Park or treadmill I think

BertrandRussell Wed 04-Oct-17 14:22:36

I think sprinting on pavements used by pedestrians is a bit obnoxious. And anyway, surely you'll wreck your feet?

Curtaintwitcher2017 Wed 04-Oct-17 14:24:01

No idea why that would be obnoxious. Used to do that along embankment between Blackfriars and Westminster before it got destroyed by those bloody roadworks/sewer works. Early in the morning before work, when it was just me, the drunks, and other runners.

Go for it I say.

Curtaintwitcher2017 Wed 04-Oct-17 14:24:23

How would sprinting on pavement wreck your feet?

SloeSloeQuickQuickGin Wed 04-Oct-17 14:24:39

Your DH has a point.

Lycra clad sprinter or joggers are a PIA, creeping up behind you .

SpareChangeDownTheSofa Wed 04-Oct-17 14:25:43

I do get where he is coming from, I think doing something like that over and over in one spot right outside of your house does seem like you're trying to make people notice you which can seem attention seeking.

However, if you want to do that and you're not self conscious then do it, it might be your OH is embarrassed etc.

I would listen to people when they say not to jog on concrete for health reasons though.

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