Mar 19, 2015 1:16pm
I used to feel this way too, I don't remember when I got over it but I remember how.
I just stopped bothering myself about it. Screw 'em. Seriously, people will always watch you whether your sitting on a bench in public or running by one. I guess when I'm feeling really self-conscious I tell myself I'd rather feel great about myself when they do look and running does that for me.
Good luck, just remember it's not about them, and find a quiet place you can run with minimal distractions, either off of the road or on a slow one and let it just be your time so it becomes a treat, not a source of anxiety.