Friday, October 14, 2011

Funny Foto Friday: That Awkward Runner

In my bullet point post yesterday about my 1000th post giveaway, I completely forgot to mention the comments I received about my "Too Pregnant to Run?" post. In short, most of the (decidedly female) comments were something to the effect of "You Go Gurl!!!". I'm also envisioning whatever the female equivalent of a chest bump is. Although, if we are being honest, the marathon pregnant chick is likely not going to be jumping any time soon.

The really interesting thing was that when I first posted the question on twitter without any facts, most of the people who responded replied that she was careless to take such an unnecessary risk. What did I learn from this? Don't try to chest bump a mother who both ran a marathon and had a baby the day prior. It just looks like you are tackling her. I dunno, I'm sure the Freakonomics people would have something to say about that....

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Over the past month or so, I've fallen in love with the (self created) saying "Everyone jiggles when they run". It is true! No matter how schvelt you think you are, if you're running there is a portion of your body that is shaking like Ricky Martin. The fact is, we all have our own running styles. Some of us twist like a washing machine (which you shouldn't), others run almost zombie like with their arms swinging low (Ryan Hall does this to a certain extent, never letting his hands rise much more than a few inches above his belt line). Even Crissie Wellington, the current world Ironman record holder, runs with a little hitch in her giddy up.

Anyway, the folks at some random youtube I found on twitter don't be that guy vids created a HILARIOUS version of what most of us likely look like when we're cranking out a long slow run on a hot day.  (Update, shout out to Chelsea for RT'ing this and putting it in my feed!!)



Finally, since I know that a lot of you are watching this while at work and can't watch the above, here is a photo to get you by. Happy Friday!

29 comments:

Alanna said...

I think I may have finished my last marathon looking much like "The Stiffy" (which sounds rude, btw). I was quite terrified to see my HTC clip since I was convinced I'd look like I was just free-falling down the side of Mt. Hood.

Some jiggle more than others! Cameras (still or video) and running can make anyone look bad.

abbi said...

That video is hilarious! Thanks for posting...your posts always make me laugh but the addition of that video actually made me laught out loud today!!

undeterrable said...

I had to watch the video without sound, but it pretty much made my day. When I run, I have to remind myself to relax my upper body so I let my hands kind of dangle... We call it the T-Rex run.

ptg said...

Holy crap, that video was hilarious!

Chelsea said...

Shout out to ME who sent you the video. Still requesting still-life photos featuring you demonstrating the styles in the video.

Nelly said...

lol that video is hilarious! I wish I was as cool as T-1000!

Tracy said...

That was awesome! I'm about 95% sure I don't fit into any of those Awkward Runner categories......though, I'm pretty sure I have a category all my own.

XLMIC said...

Who won?

My money was initially going to be put on The T-1000, but sentimentality made me go with The Flightless Bird as that is the one I think I look the most like :)

James said...

Awesome video!

Patty T said...

That video was awesome! Thanks for posting.

sandi said...

I laughed so hard at that video. I ran my first marathon last weekend. I saq many different types of runners.
I am not quite sure where I fit in!?!? But, I know I don't look very good doing it.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Angry birds! ha! when I first read "parakeet" I thought immediately of Dumb and Dumber...

My cinematic taste is high quality!

The Banter said...

Did I miss something? I thought that was a video of one of Adam's recent races but after reading the comments, I suspect it might have been staged.

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Zaneta said...

haha, i've seen that video before... cracks me up! And that last 'angry birds' pic... most hilarious thing i've seen all day ;)

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

I SO have a candidate for that video. She runs in Audubon park and has the most jiggly, VERTICAL stride ever. Like every step she ends up 12" in the air, all limbs shaking. She looks like a marionette. I try to be charitable and applaud her for running, no matter her form, but the honest truth is that I can't help laughing every time I see her.

Jamoosh said...

Jiggle like Ricky Martin? I jiggle more like Kevin James...

Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal said...

Angry birds! That is awesome!

phyllin phat said...

HAHAHA!!! I just blogged about the same thing- got a race photo of myself back looking TOTALLY screwy.

joggingjeans said...

That video is GREAT! Thanks for sharing it!

5 Miles Past Empty said...

I ave no idea what is the funniest, your chest bump pic, the video of all EVERY SINGLE ONE OF MY EX's, or the angry birds test....WINNER. YOu are a winner, thanks for making me smile. =)

Missy said...

Great post. I laughed out loud! I do think there is a possibility that on some of my bad long runs after a hard bike, I do all of those. Hope no one is watching.

Dina @ DinaRuns said...

Dear god that video is freaking funny. I love The Geezer.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing it!

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Terzah said...

I wonder how many takes they had to do before the participants in that video (especially the two girls) could do it without laughing.

Adrienne said...

Love the pics of the family at the farm/pumpkin patch. I don't know if I'm in the "You Go Gurl" crowd or not but my simple take on the marathon pregnant lady is if her heart rate was normal and she wasn't sweating to much than she and baby were fine. If her heart rate was elevated and she was sweating than she is a idiot because the baby has no way to cool down and could have been at risk. Each individual person is different. Some people's heart rates get too high just getting off the couch to reload on the junk food while others can probably walk a marathon briskly and be fine.

Anonymous said...

I suspect it might have been staged.

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...Barbie... said...

OMG. That video had me laughing out loud at work and i didn't even have the sound on. I officially look like a total crazy in the office. Thanks A! =)

track coach and adorable wife said...

As always, thanks for the laughs!