Last summer I wrote a post about “summer runners” and many people identified with one or more of the runners. Thinking out loud, now that the season has somewhat changed, it’s time for another edition with:
Runners You Might Encounter this Winter:
Weather Checking William
This person is never without their technology and they are tracking the weather 100% of the time. Even during a run, they’ll know the exact precipitation. You can always depend on them to know when the best time of day, sunrise, sunset, wind direction, humidity level and every other weather condition you might need.
Shirtless Sam (Winter Edition):
You’ll see this runner always wearing the least amount of clothing as possible. It could be -10 degrees and a blizzard, they are still trecking along in short shorts, a tank top or possibly shirtless. What’s even more interesting is usually this person has minimal body fat…how they continue to keep warm is a mystery to us all.
The Running Sauna
I will admit this is me all the time. I would rather be overdressed all of the time than be cold. The running sauna is typically wearing 5 more layers than necessary. Even though it’s a “warm” 20 degrees, they might be wearing 5-10 layers. In fact, their running stride more resembles a waddle due to the layers.
You ask this person to run during every single season and every single season they complain.
It’s too hot..
It’s too cold.
Oh no, rain.
Oh no, I can’t run…it’s absolutely perfect conditions…
If there is a will to complain they will find it.
Treadmilling Timothy (Winter Edition)
Living a life opposite of the summer treadmill runner, the winter treadmill runner doesn’t do cold. During the winter, they disappear and retire to the treadmill. They are most comfortable there and you know you won’t do any group runs with them until April. If you are looking for a new TV show to watch, they can probably give you a good recommendation.
Questions for you:
What type of winter runner are you?