The running community on social media is growing and thriving. Runners are communicating all around the world through Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. It’s a really supportive and encouraging community! Over the years, I have been active on Instagram (kara_runs) and have even met some of my online friends in-person! It’s awesome to have friends who share the same passion for running and understand this sometimes-crazy obsession. If you’re on social media, check out these runners and you’ll soon be inspired to go after a big goal or just head out the door for a run!
- Mileposts: Dorothy Beal is the runner behind the social media account, @mileposts. She was the very first runner I ever followed on social media and she is still my favorite! Dorothy has an active blog, she’s run numerous marathons, and is a mom of three kiddos.
- Lindsey Hein: Not only is Lindsey a fast runner, but she is also a podcast host, running coach, blogger, and mom of three little boys! Lindsey keeps it real and I always look forward to her posts! You can follow her on Instagram (@lindseyhein626) and Twitter (@lindseyhein). She is also listed on my blog post about Podcasts for Runners.
- Itsamarython: So I already had a soft spot for Mary Johnson because she’s from my home state of Connecticut… but seriously, Mary is an all-around hardworking and dedicated athlete, blogger, running coach, and business owner of Lift Run Perform. Check her out on Instagram (@itsamarython)
- RunFarGirl: Sarah Canney is another runner I’ve been following on social media for years! Sarah is from New Hampshire and has super inspiring story about overcoming an eating disorder. She is a marathoner but has more recently gotten into trail running and mountain races, how cool is that?! Sarah also blogs about training tips and races recaps. Follow her on Instagram (@runfargirl) and you can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.
Do you have any runners you follow on social media? Comment below!