Jog? I’m a runner!
Though I am never against any exercise in any form- running, jogging, walking, run-walking, crawling- whatever!- I personally still take a bit of pride in my running, and for whatever reason the word “jog” seems different than running. A little more casual, a little less focused…still great, but, well, I’m not a jogger. I’m a runner! Do you agree?
That comment got me thinking about the ways that a runner is different than a jogger. I asked around and collectively came up with a list for you.
(Now, this is all meant in good fun- not to insult anyone!)
Here are The Right Fits’ Differences Between Runners and Joggers!
Runners have goals and compete. Joggers are just doing it for fun with no goals in mind.
- Joggers would never talk about poop, chafing, or the color of their pee. Runners have no shame.
- Joggers run to burn off the cupcakes. Runners run to beat their old PR’s (personal records)
- Joggers hit snooze at 5 am. Runners wear their running clothes to bed to save time in the morning.
- Joggers run when its 60 and sunny. Runners train all year long- no matter the conditions.
- Joggers wear cotton tees to a 10k. Runners wear their Garmin 220 and have already done a few miles as a warm-up.
- Joggers eat a pot of spaghetti before a 5k. Runners don’t even bother with breakfast before a 5k as they know they would puke.
- Joggers put on their cozy sweatpants, settle in on the couch, and add more marshmallows to their hot cocoa when its 10 degrees outside. Runners put on their face masks and YakTrax when its 10 degrees and head out for a run.
- Joggers keep running in place at a red light. Runners pause their Garmins at a red light and stop running!
- Joggers pick the shoes that look cute in the store. Runners have their local running store do a gait analysis to pick the ones that best address their overpronation and heel strike.
- How can you tell someone is a jogger? …. Not sure. How can you tell someone is a runner? Don’t worry. They’ll tell you. 🙂
Do you have any more to add to this list? Let me know!
In closing, I’ll leave you with this fun fact:
The word jogging comes from the Brits as a whimsical way to talk about their running.