What You Need To Know About Runners

Runners We all know that running isn’t for everyone (although I think it could be if they gave it a chance). Motivation and inspiration always help a runner though, so even if you aren’t a runner, being supportive of one is great. Here are all the things you need to know about runners. 


  1. Just because it may look easy, that doesn’t mean it is. I think every runner has days that are hard and not easy. Some runners make it look so effortless, but it is effort, so don’t think that some people are just made to run and others aren’t. 
  2. We share because we are proud of our accomplishments and need some continual motivation. We know people joke about how people training for a marathon share about it constantly on social media. Training to run 26.2 miles is HARD. People share about hard work they did at their jobs, school, and other life accomplishments and running a marathon falls in this category. When runners share sometimes we just need some extra motivation and a little “you are amazing” or “I am so proud of you” makes all the difference. 
  3. Runners come in all shapes and sizes. You don’t have to be a certain size or build to be a runner and judging people based on how they look is like judging a book by it’s cover.
  4. Most of us haven’t always loved running. Most runners have discovered their love of running in their adult life. I rarely meet a runner who has loved it since they were a kid. This means you can give it a try and maybe it will become something you like too.
  5. Race bling brings us joy. So occasionally I meet a runner who doesn’t care about the medal, but for the most part we LOVE medals. Show us a cool medal and we are on board! For me I love the medals because they also hold the memories of the race for me. I have a wall full, but can go through everyone and tell you memories from that race. 
  6. A “runner’s high” is a real thing. I LOVE the feeling I get after I run. Running definitely helps my mental health. Running is recommended by a lot of health professionals for people who battle anxiety and depression. I always feel better after a run.

Running is something that anyone can do and whether you are fast or slow, you are still a runner. Whether you love running 5ks or ultra marathons, running is an amazing community of people to be a part of. I encourage you to give it a try if you aren’t a runner already. Just start by run walking, run to the stop sign and then walk and each day increase your run time vs. your walk time. You might just find you actually really enjoy it. 


Here are some other posts you might like:

8 Things Every Runner Should Do When They Are In A Slump

The 10 Best Running Memes

8 Things NOT To Say To Someone Training For A Marathon

10 Reasons Why You Should Run A Half Marathon


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