Since all our runs happen when most people are sleeping, it is only fair to take to social media to make sure no one misses it. Here are some of my favourite types of social media running pics that almost every runner is or has been guilty of posting. Tell me some of yours. Or better yet. Reply (on comment section) with a favourite of yourself and you might just win an adidas goodies/vouchers in return. Thanks to everyone who let me use their pictures. Also, there’s a reason I picked up these pics, these are also handles of runners one must follow.
I’m a biter – The medal biting picture. Also a great ad for your favourite brand of toothpaste. Just once I would like to see someone actually bite off a piece of that medal – now, that’s what I would call an Ironman.
It’s my time now – Every runner’s enemy no. 1. Time. And every time you beat yours, you need to show that sucker a thing or two by putting out your victory for all to see. And of course, flaunt your shoes while at it.
What’s on the menu? – You are what you eat. And by that logic most of my runner friends are fruit salads. Come to think of it, that’s not too far from the truth.
Pic with Milind Soman – Yes that’s a category, do I say more?
Touch your toes – I can never get enough of these. When a stretch is done well it displays the beauty of the human form in all its glory. And there is nothing more inspirational than that for anyone undertaking any form of exercise. Stretching is the universal truth.
Ye haseen vadiya – Ah! the exotic locale pic. They may look innocent and beautiful. But beware! They will send you down a cleartrip blackhole from which you will emerge several hours later.
The night before – This is the Subodh ( Dil Chahta Hai?) pic. It shows that you will wake up 3 hours before the run to carbo-load, have a bubble bath, finish your children’s holiday homework, knit 3 sweaters and finish the marathon without breaking a sweat while I am struggling to keep down the acidity that last night’s mutton is giving me.
Sunny side up – I have never. Not once met a runner who has been happy about the sun coming out in the middle of their run. But a picture with the sunrise and sunset is a different deal altogether 😉 And since I am a night runner, I will soon take a pic against the rising moon. Watch this space to catch it.
Groufies –There is nothing better than a post run picture. It is when you are at your vulnerable best. The only thing that can beat that is a post run group pic. I genuinely believe this is when endorphins, dopamine, adrenaline and whatever else is at the highest and there is rare but genuine bonding that comes through.