I am a runner. With that said, I have long noticed that my runner Facebook friends are a unique brand of annoying. Not all of them – just the braggarts. These friends are always letting the world know when they ran, how far, and at what pace.
I’ve long wondered why other types of workout people don’t do this. Don’t get me wrong, I have other Facebook friends that annoyingly post about being at the gym or at yoga at 5:00 AM, but they don’t get into the specifics of the workout. They don’t take it that extra step that runners do and say, “I was at the gym at 5:00 AM. Benched 225 ten times then hit the triceps.” Or “I held upward facing dog for over an hour today.”
You see this with bumper stickers, too. You always see those stickers that say 26.2 or 13.1, but you never see bumper stickers that say “I bench 450” or “I squat the whole rack.”
So what I want to know is what is it about runners that make them more prone to share specifics? Am I the only one who finds this annoying? And if I were to market “I bench 450” or “I held downward facing dog for an hour” do you think they would sell?