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Time to 'Fess Up: Which of These 12 Types of Runners Are You?

It's one of the most popular forms of exercise for a reason, but we all rock the sport in different ways. Tell us: which type of runner are you?

The Running-Is-My-Therapy Runner

Source: New Line Cinema

Goes in pissed, comes out blissed.

The Sweating-Buckets Runner

Source: Paramount Pictures

It feels like I got caught in a thunderstorm! But wait — I'm inside!

The Loving-Life Runner

Source: Disney

Hooray for running! Running is the best! I feel like I could run another 12 miles and still be smiling. Yay!

The Singer

Source: Screen Gems

Might as well turn your music down since I'll sing you my entire playlist.

The Hating-Life Runner

Source: Cartoon Network

Ugh, every step hurts. It hurts to breathe. Can I be done already?

The Loner

Source: NBC

If I run, I run alone.

The Parkour Runner

Source: New Line Cinema

Watch me leap over this bench, spin around this stroller, and jet between this crowd. Just. For. Fun.

The On-a-Mission Runner

Source: National Geographic

Like a cheetah chasing prey, I run like it's my job.

The Runs-Like-Nobody's-Watching Runner

Source: DreamWorks

I'm doing my thing, not a care in the world, not worrying what anyone thinks.

The All-About-My-Gear Runner

Source: Fox Searchlight Pictures

All decked out in the latest running gear, I definitely look the part, even when I'm not running.

The Morning Person

Source: Fox

I'm psyched to get in five miles before most people are even awake.

The Something's-Chasing-Me Runner

Source: Giphy

I'm running fast just to get this over with (or maybe I've got a postrun glass of wine waiting for me!).

Join The Conversation
BerryStylish BerryStylish 2 years

Definitely the first one :p

Sanchia15297951 Sanchia15297951 3 years
god hel;p
Eliot15152634 Eliot15152634 3 years
Great article. I go between all 12 types. Probably therapy would be top one.
Laura15135969 Laura15135969 3 years
Therapy, loner AND run 5 miles (at least) before anyone else is even awake.. 3 for me lol
Josh15015485 Josh15015485 3 years
Hating Life runner here. Love those gifs, so funny!
amber512 amber512 3 years
I'm totally the "something's chasing me" runner, which is why I never run unless I'm being chased. ;)
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