10 Runners You Will Find On Social Media.

Ahh, social media. We all love it…or sometimes loathe it. Am I right? It can be a great motivator to see our fellow runners out in their natural habitats! Just for giggles, today I thought we’d explore the 10 types of runners you will see on social media. It’s all in fun…so here it goes.

1. The couch to 5k-er. This is the runner that is just starting out with the beautiful sport of running. Everything is sunshine and rainbows and the sport is brand new to them. Every run gives them just a little more confidence to go even further. Loving life.

2. The IG model runner. This is the GLAMAZON you always see in the shorty shorts, sports bra, hair down and a face all cute and done up. You know, just going out for a run. No biggie. Still looking glam afterwards too. How, I have no idea. I truly want to know your secret.

3. The yogilicious runner. This one loves to do the most fabulous of yoga poses after a 5 or 6 mile run. Tree pose, crow pose and the dancer’s pose are among some of their favorite post run stretches. Oh teach me your flexible ways!

4. The ‘I run for beer’ runner. Their IG page is full of the different types of cerveza they consume post run. In fact, some of them even make their own! The beer runners are truly keeping these craft brew companies in business.

5. The trail and/or ultrarunner. This one is in love with all distances over 26.2. You will likely catch them galavanting through the woods or singing up for their next hundo. They clearly love getting the miles in.

6. The social butterfly runner. You will likely never catch this one running alone. Running is all about the social hour! And/or the happy hour…or both. The more running friends the merrier.

7. The music driven runner. You will find this one posting a screenshot of their latest jam from Spotify with a hashtag #nowplaying. During a race they have some sort of speaker in their hydration pack just rolling along rocking out to their jams. Why they think everyone wants to hear their DJ playlist, I have no idea. But they are loving it and rocking out on the run.

8. The solo runner. They very much enjoy the peace and solitude of the great outdoors. It is a moving meditation of sorts for them to run alone. They just want to get ‘er done. No running club needed.

9. The ‘every run is a sufferfest’ runner. This one is always swayed by the weather being ‘too hot, too cold, too rainy’ what have you. Kind of like the Debbie Downer of running. LOL, no one likes a Debbie Downer.

10. The chipper/annoying morning runner. We love to hate these runners. The ones who pop up at 4 or 5 in the morning & post a sunrise on IG with a motivational quote about their 10 mile run. Hmm…sounds like someone I know…

What are some other runners you will find on social media?

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

30 thoughts on “10 Runners You Will Find On Social Media.

  1. Cute post. I’m a mix of #4, #7, and #8 but I’m trying to become less of a #8.

    I have another runner. The unaware racer, the one gets into a 7:30 min/mi corral for a 10K when he/she really runs a 10 min/mi. The one, when tired, that stops dead in his/her tracks rather than moving the the side of a course to stop.

  2. Definitely resemble #6!!! I am all about the meet and great and hanging out and talking all things running!!

    I’m sure if you scroll through my IG feed there are bits of the others as well!!


  3. Such a cute post. If I can find someone to run with I am a #6 otherwise the majority of the time I am #8. I can definitely be a #9 a little too often I am working on breaking that. And if my schedule permitted it I would be a #10, when I had a 9-5 job I was a number 10 but now my schedule is all wonky, two days a week I have to wakeup at 5am just for work, any earlier would be really difficult and the other 3 days I work until 11pm and don’t get to sleep until about 12:30pm making sunrise come when I have only had 4 hours of sleep.

  4. When it comes down to it, I believe I’m #8, I ty to be social and run with groups in the community. But I enjoy my alone time. It’s my “me” time to zone out and no worry about anything !!

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