Friday, January 17, 2020

60 Blog Prompts for Runners

We've all been there. Sitting down to compose a post, staring at a blank screen, and just not feeling creative. Maybe you've drawn a complete blank.

It's also that time of year where we don't have a lot going on. It's winter and for most of us, race season hasn't started yet. It just feels so...empty.

You could just skip posting...but if you're like most runners, you're a bit compulsive and you like to stick to a posting schedule. What to do?

Don't despair! I'm here for you! I've got a handy dandy list of 60 topics that you can flush out fully into the blog post of your choice. I hope you find something here that you can write about!

Running Treasure Hunt: Things You Saw on Your Last Run
Weather conditions that will keep you inside
Wearing Makeup While Running
The Best Medal You've Ever Received
Your Favorite Podcast
Your Favorite Running Movie
Bucket List Running Goals
Your favorite brand of running clothes
Favorite Fitness Apps 
Crosstraining activities that help you run better
If Your Running Shoes Could Talk, What Would They Say?
Do You Set a Weekly Mileage Goal? Monthly? Yearly?
Morning or Afternoon Runner? Or do you mix it up?
Too Busy To Run? How do you make it happen?
Your Running Mantra 
Your Favorite Race Distance
The Best Things You've Ever Seen at a Race
The Funniest Signs You've Ever Seen at a Race
A Popular Race that You Never Want to Run
List Your Favorite Bloggers and/or Instagrammers
Your Running Fears and What You're Doing to Get Over Them
Running Myths
The Runner's High--have you ever had it and can you describe it?
When did you start running and why?
Advice you would give to a new runner
3 or more Runners Who Inspire You
If you could run with anyone famous, who would it be?
You've won an all expenses paid trip to a run a race anywhere in the world. What race would it be?
5 Words to Describe Yourself
Running Burnout

Did you find anything new to write about? Hopefully, the creative juices are flowing. I'm looking forward to reading your posts!

Writers' block? I've got 60 prompts to help you kickstart your blog post! /via @oldrunningmom #blogging  #blogchat #runchat #running 

I'm linking up with Fridays with Fairytales and Fitness.


  1. These are great! Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. These are fantastic! I am trying to hit it hard this year and can always use a few more ideas to get me going. Pinned!

    1. You've been on a roll and I'm envious! Every new post makes me think--hey, why didn't I come up with that?!

  3. This is really useful, thank you!

  4. This reminds me of our old Tuesdays on the Run Linkup. SO many topics, and yet sometimes the well is dry.

    1. You know what I miss? The old Wednesday Word prompts. Sometimes I had to dig deep but I came up some of my most creative posts.

  5. Yes, I did -- thank you Wendy! You'll be able to see what I came up with on Tuesday. I don't usually have trouble thinking of topics, but occasionally, like all of us, I do need a little help.

    I may just have to write this post too -- if I can come up with more!

  6. Brilliant prompts. I'm already thinking of the angle I can take on some of them

  7. I love this idea! Thank you for sharing. I will definitely be referring back to this on days Im staring at the screen with nothing to write about. That's why i love link-ups- they give us some sort of structure around topics!

    1. I do love when someone tells me what to write about. I came up with this list out of necessity.

  8. This is right up my ally, been very uninspired lately! Thanks for putting together a creative list!

  9. I Applaud Your Efforts Here - We Appreciate You - Have A Wonderful Weekend & Thanx For Being You


  10. Love these prompts! Sometimes I site down to write a blog and literally have nothing to write about so these prompts are great!

  11. Ha - I always do a running treasure hunt when I'm doing a long run. During my DIY marathon in 2018 we collected an entire household of furniture seen in people's front gardens!

  12. Yes, absolutely brilliant! Up to now, I have always had a fairly good idea of my next post, but this is VERY useful for more experienced bloggers than I am. Thanks, Wendy, for your good advice. You are my role model!

    1. Aww, thank you! I love your blog! Your international life gives you a lot of material.

  13. Yes! I do like the more personal posts like "what you saw on your last run", stuff like that where one runner's post is most likely going to be different than another runner's post. After blogging for 7 years ( which I know that is not long in comparison to some others), I am finding posts like "tips for running in the cold", "tips on running in the heat", "recovery tip", etc. to be so over done. What are your thoughts on that?

    1. 100% agree! But I think even those well-worn topics can be made creative--it's all about putting a spin on them. I'm just providing the start...

  14. I might just have to challenge myself to blog (or Instagram) every single one of these! Thank you.

  15. What great ideas - not only for other bloggers to be inspired by, but what a great idea for a blog post in and of itself!