As much as you love to run, on some mornings, drinking coffee and scrolling through your Instagram feed sounds way more appealing. Or is that just me? Anyway, I’ve found that peppering my feed with other runners (instead of tasty dessert creations) provides just the inspirational boost I need to lace up and get out the door.

Some are professional runners who have achieved huge success, while others are age-groupers and everyday runners who inspire others with their humor, hard work and honesty. Next time you scroll through Insta while enduring your rush-hour commute (as long as you aren’t driving), let the energy of these runners lift you up on your quest to become a better runner. Click on each Instagram image in the gallery below to learn more about how each runner is unique.