I've based my decisions on the usefulness of the content, quality of tips, interaction with followers and of course, gorgeous running-related images. The accounts are in no particular order!
I've been following RunRx for a few years now and their content is still - by far - the most useful to me on a daily basis. Any runner knows that the toughest thing about running is nailing perfect form and RunRx provides daily reminders and actionable tips that I can put into action whenever I head out for a run. Plus, the project leader Valerie Hunt has a contagious smile and infectious great energy!
2. Gary Robbins
Another account I've been following for quite a while now. Gary Robbins is essentially a trail runner (I found him on YouTube) and also takes breathtaking images of his runs. His videos are also out of this world! I enjoy running on the roads and in the city but I occasionally look for inspiration to run a few trails. Whenever I need that inspiration, I check out Gary's IG account.
Ever been stuck in a rut? Iron Jill will help you out of it. Sometimes we feel like we're too busy and we shrug off todays training... after we know it, we haven't ran in a week. Following Iron Jill has inspired me more times than I can count! Jill trains for many events (running, biking, swimming) and she also manages a big family - without ever skipping a training session!
Maybe you're not looking for fancy images or running personalities... maybe you're just looking for motivational quotes without distracting background that will allow you to focus on the core message - motivational phrases. This is the account for you.
Truth be told, I have definitely used this account for inspiration more than once! From interesting blog posts, to incredibly useful videos and stunning photography - this account has it all. There's an incredible amount of information to consume and put to good use!
You can find more accounts by simply following running-related hashtags. There are plenty of great accounts out there!
Remember - motivation is like showering... it's recommended on a daily basis! Surround yourself with the right kind of content and you'll always be buzzing to pound the pavement.
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