Types of Fall Runners You’ll See Out (Pandemic Version)

Types of Fall Runners You'll See Out

When the pandemic started, I posted Exercisers You’ll See During Social Distancing.  Now that fall is finally here; it’s time for the type of runners you’ll see when out and about this fall. It’s different in 2020 due to the lack of major marathons, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see fall exercisers out and about (hopefully social distancing).

Types of Fall Runners You'll See Out

So Who Are Some Fall ExercisersYou’ll See Out?

Virtual Valerie:

It doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, Virtual Valerie always has a bib on and is doing a virtual race. We think they might have found a virtual race for every day of the pandemic. Some days if you’re lucky, you might see them wearing 2-3 bibs with 2-3 medals around their neck.

Run Pic Roy:

You see them along the path taking run shots. Maybe they have their training partner taking the photo or having their phone set up in a tree. You go to stalk their Instagram and wonder how they got that shot because you are pretty sure you might have been in the background.

Work from Home William:

These are the people still needing a break from 12 zoom calls, all day working, and who knows what else. They have bloodshot eyes and look like they’ve been working for years. When you see them out running, you’ll notice they wear no technology because they don’t want to stare at a screen any more than possible.

Educator Edith:

You recognize your child’s teacher out and about. You think, doesn’t class starts in 10 minutes?  Then you don’t blame them…if you were teaching, you would want as much free time before class as possible. E-learning was never in the job description.

Work From Work Out, Wendy:

This person takes zoom calls, on a cell phone, and typing on their computer, multitasking, and somehow running too. How do they do it all? How are they not a safety issue? Whatever the case is, you know there was a problem with their 3 pm, and they are working late tonight.

Extra Time Tori:

You see Tori out for a run in the morning.  Sometimes they are out at lunch and at night too. They seem to have found a lot more time during the pandemic to workout. In fact, you see Tori out more than everyone else combined.

Running in the fall is one of the best times in the fall. Pandemic or not, it’s great to safely move your body.

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Questions for you:

Are you any of these fall runners?

What are you most excited for this fall? 


  1. I love you list! Part of me can identify with a little bit of everyone. Can I intrude and add one- Connie Cranking Miles. They are out there in their own world putting in lots of miles, because that’s what it takes to deal with the crazy.

  2. I personally have to have a little giggle when I see the “masked monica” … I mean these runners are out in the early morning hours and the closest person to them is in a car.

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