I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I had too much time off and with help from my best friend, came up with the following descriptions of Reindeer as if they were a runner stereotype. So take a break from the sugar, the nog, the cider and enjoy a laugh.
Dasher– The runner who sprints past you huffing/puffing, then 50 meters ahead is keeled over and sounds like they’re about to die. You pass them, comfortably, while enjoying the beautiful day.. then they hurdle past again until they can no longer breathe, halt to a complete stop and you toy with the idea of educating this person on interval training and/or RPE (rate of perceived exertion).
Dancer– The runner who wears Beats Headphones, or any over the ear kind, and is singing or mouthing, or semi-singing (weirdos), and fist bumping the air like it’s the season finale of Jersey Shore.
Prancer– The dainty runner. A person who runs on what appears to be their tiptoes, while ever so daintily keeping their arms near their sides…They have never mastered the 90 degree, hip to nip arm swings…nor do they want to.
Vixen– This is the female runner who spent $300 on a head to toe matching Nike ensemble, spent 30 minutes perfecting a slick pony tail, and all morning on her makeup. Don’t worry, her makeup and hair will remain in tact since she will only “jog” for about 20 minutes then take an Instagram selfie and #nofilter it.
Comet– The crop duster. Yep I said it. The gassy runner you’re stuck behind and can’t seem to get around. Any direction you move the fart smell finds you. But how? I’M OUTSIDE!?
Cupid– The runner who goes out to hit on people. (Please tell me i’m not the only one who’s experienced this?) “Oh Hey! Don’t I know you?”, “How far you going today?”, “You’ve been pacing me the last couple miles” <—-creeeeepy!
Donner– I’ve described this one in the past, so anytime I get an excuse to use my hand drawn picture i will. This runner dons every piece of running equipment they own.
Blitzen– The huge body builder/linebacker dude that’s out running. These are the guys/girls that I see during marathons and am completely shocked they can kill it. Also reminds me that runners come in every shape and size.
Rudolph– The under dressed runner with the runny, red nose of course! Gotta be hardcore in 25 degree weather! #toofastforsleeves
And one just because…
Monday: 5 rounds- 1000m row, 15 weighted squats (50lbs), 20 alt lunges w/med ball twist
Tuesday: 4m easy 8:45/pace, 5 rounds- 5 pull-ups, 10 pushups, 15 sit-ups
Wednesday: 5m easy 8:35/pace
Friday: 2m walk
Saturday: 6m easy 8:10/pace, 1m ice skate
Sunday: 11m easy 8:23/pace
Total Miles: 26 + 2 walking
Which Reindeer Runner is your favorite?
12/28/2014 at 6:59 PM
This is hilarious and extremely creative! I have to admit though. I am a total dancer, especially on the treadmill. Sometimes the EDM just gets me a little excited. Lol!
12/28/2014 at 7:13 PM
hahah — I hope a tiny bit of these personas live in each of us 🙂
12/28/2014 at 10:09 PM
This list is hilarious!
I always laugh when I see a runner wearing the beats by dre!
12/29/2014 at 11:07 PM
12/29/2014 at 11:26 AM
Too funny! I’m definitely guilty of being rudolph at times. I hate being overheated, but sometimes I underestimate what I need to be warm enough.
12/29/2014 at 11:08 PM
oh god me too! I hate getting overheated, i need to remember gloves more often then not
12/29/2014 at 11:33 AM
My friend, you just won the Internet. I’m totally a Dancer. No Beats headphones, but I sing when I run. (Total weirdo.)
12/29/2014 at 11:08 PM
won the internet!? WOO! and yeah i’m totally a singer (def called myself a weirdo, but we gotta laugh at ourselves!)
12/29/2014 at 2:25 PM
I love all of this – I remember your hand-drawn picture from before … classic 🙂
I remember my 2nd 5K getting stuck behind someone who was doing a ‘clueless run/walk’ … they would go hard and then basically stop in the middle of the path regardless of who is around and go to a very slow walk … then run hard again and so on. So freaking annoying!
And I had to laugh at the Cupid one, because half of those were things that girl I wrote about on Instagram said to me when our paths were the same for a half mile or so. I honestly love seeing all of the kids of neighbors and coworkers and so on home for the holidays and getting to say hi out for a run.
As for the crop duster … well, there are natural body functions, but when it becomes a defining characteristic maybe it is time to change your diet or see a doctor! haha
12/29/2014 at 11:11 PM
Ahh the classic run/walk. I mean, if you’re gonna do that at least run on the edge of the right side of the road right? Out of everyone’s way?
12/30/2014 at 8:58 PM
Hahaha, love your miranda kerr comment. I’m always impressed by the blitzens, assuming they’re actually out there killing it. Also cupids… You mean i wasn’t actually pacing that guy in my 5k last month?? Darn! 😉
01/06/2015 at 4:38 PM
LOL – I love your Donner picture as much this time as the first time I saw it! 🙂 Yep – I lean in the Rudolph direction and I can definitely be a Dancer.