Runners Vs. Joggers: Who Does It Best?
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I've been a runner since I was seven. It is something I love to do. I love the thrill of running a personal best. I love the way it makes me feel after a long ten miles. I feel refreshed and like I can conquer anything.

A lot of times people ask me if I want to go on a jog with them. Though I am pleased that someone is trying to embrace my love for the sport, I do not jog. To runners, there is a huge difference between the two. It is an insult to call a runner a jogger. Here are five ways to tell a runner from a jogger.

1. The Weather



Rain, snow, sleet, or just plain cold, runners always run outside. If you run track or cross country, they won't cancel a race unless there's a thunderstorm. That is only because of the fans in the stands sit in metal bleachers. Joggers tend to go to the treadmill with the slightest chance of rain. The only time a runner turns to the hamster wheel is when it's just too dangerous to brace the outdoors.

2. Stoplights



The first picture describes it all. I hate when I'm in the middle of a good run and am stopped. Even if I feel awful on the run, the stoplight adds to the length of the run that I want to be over. Joggers tend to move in circles and I really don't understand this.

3. Being Catcalled


Not again. We really don't enjoy your provocative comments. Honestly we don't even look good. We're all covered in gross, salty sweat.


How dare someone do that to me! I need to just go back home and cover up more ... or maybe they want to go on a date with me?

Sorry joggers ... no they don't.

4. Eating


Oh sweets, hamburgers, chips? Sounds like a perfect meal!


I must eat healthy all the time! No sweets, bread, or anything that isn't fruit and vegetables.

5. Workouts


Fartleks are some of the best workouts. You feel invincible after.


What is a fartlek?

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