What kind of runner are you? What do I mean by this? Let me explain…
On Saturday I was able to get out for a run – I probably covered just about 3-4 miles. It was 4pm, the sun was still out, and it was warm enough in Wisconsin to run in capri leggings, a long-sleeve shirt, hat and gloves. Yes, you read correctly. February in Wisconsin and I didn’t need a new wardrobe for warmth.
There were a lot of people out and about and I found I was having to bob and weave between students, tourists, people a little intoxicated after the afternoon UW vs. Ohio State basketball game…
I turned into one of those “Excuse me, pardon me” runners and finally just ran in the street (out of traffic, of course).
Are you a runner who:
– Says “excuse me, pardon me” loudly as you run up behind people who won’t get out of the way?
– Jogs in place, does a set of jumping jacks, touches your toes, and checks your watch all while waiting for a traffic light to change?
– Does your entire stretching program in the middle of the race line-up about 3 minutes before the start gun goes off at a road race?
I’m a little embarrassed by that one!
– You sing out loud while running along–outdoors or even at the gym–you don’t care who hears you!
– And finally:
There you have it! Keep running, my friends.
Questions: What kind of a runner are you? What are your running “quirks”?
This is absolutely brilliant! I was nodding along to all of this. I remember someone one said that you should stop running at a traffic light, bc unless you are a shark, you won’t die if you stand still. Makes me feel like a proper runner I guess.
I think I’m a mix of all sorts, depending on my mood:) That pic of the guy with the headset is amazing, haha.
This is absolutely amazing. I was nodding along the whole time.
I always stop at a red light, bc someone once said unless you’re a shark you won’t die if you stand still. I feel like a proper runner:)
The headset guy is amazing, haha.
I think I’m a mix of things when I run depending on my mood and where I’m running.
Ha, ha! I stop and do a little stretching at stop lights (perfect for IT band stretching!)…but no jumping jacks!
haha! this post cracks me up. i am the singing out loud runner and probably (okay, most definitely) also the runner in the last picture. but who cares what i actually look like, right? usually my runs are so early it is dark so no one can see me anyways. 🙂
Hi Sara. Glad you got a laugh out of the post. Exactly…who cares what we look like. We’re running–that’s what’s important.
That was fun 🙂
I totally stretch in line before a race!
I am the kind of runner who runs all out in HIIT interval sprints so that I can get every other minute to walk 🙂
LOL! I’m definitely the singer!! And I shout out Jeopardy answers apparently reallly loudly when we’re at the gym!
There’s nothing wrong with shouting at the tv!
That last picture’s brilliant! I don’t run that much and if I did, I don’t think I could cope with loads of people out because of my natural over-competitiveness – when I did a 5k, back in December, I wanted to overtake everyone but wasn’t quite fit enough, as my aching legs told me afterwards… 🙂