North America is an entirely different place right now than it was a mere three weeks ago. There are always tweets that don’t age well, but when the world hits unprecedented times, that really accelerates the aging process. We’ve all got some social media posts that we’re not entirely proud of, in retrospect, and here are a few running tweets that also haven’t stood the test of time.
Anything with the hashtag #2020vision
WAKE UP ITS AN OLYMPIC YEAR!!! ## 2020VISION DONT OVERTRAIN SLASH PEAK EARLY CAUSE YOURE SO EXCITED
— Kyle Merber (@TheRealMerb) January 1, 2020
While the Olympics will still be called the Tokyo 2020 Games, they’re not happening in 2020 any more. Here’s to #2020nevision.
Anything about the Olympics going on as planned
The Olympic flame is on its way to #Tokyo2020 🔥
Tokyo Organizing committee representative Naoko Imoto has received the flame and it will now be transported to Miyagi prefecture in a specially designed #Tokyo2020 lantern. 🇯🇵#OlympicTorchRelay #UnitedByEmotion pic.twitter.com/963rIXeGtQ
— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) March 19, 2020
Up until March 23, the IOC and Tokyo organizing committee assured athletes that the Games would be going on as planned. Then their tune quickly changed, and within about four days the Games went from business as usual, to postponed to an unknown date, to postponed by one year.
Complaining about Nike’s Twitter takeover
— John Sanderson (@je_sanderson) February 6, 2020
Remember when Nike was a hot Twitter topic? If runners thought there would never be words more popular than ‘Nike’, ‘Alphafly’ and ‘Vaporfly’ on their Twitter, they were mistaken.
Anyone getting very excited about a race that falls between the dates of March and September 2020
Man, my wife is gonna be pissed when I tell her I’m moving to Flagstaff to train for Western States.
— Rob Watson (@robbiedxc) June 30, 2019
Hang on to that enthusiasm for one more year (also, we hope you didn’t end up making the move).
Anyone complaining about going for a run
#DontWantToRun: something I think way too much
— The Runner Probs (@TheRunnerProbs) November 26, 2012
After a long day (in the world as it was) sometimes people didn’t feel like going for a run.
But these days, for most people, their daily run is a big factor in maintaining their sanity during social isolation. We now live in a world where everyone is a run streaker and, ‘I don’t feel like going outside’ has been completely removed from their speech.
Anyone making plans to meet up for a run
Stop tweeting and come pick me up. https://t.co/IOAkTlQInG
— Scott Fauble (@scottfaubs) March 11, 2020
Gone (temporarily) are the days of the group run. Welcome to solo-running solidarity.