SaltyValu™ Celeste Barber Rip-Off Instagram Runner Parodies

We’ve all been there: mindlessly scrolling through your Insta feed when you decide to go down the Posts You Might Like rabbit hole. The algorithms know you’re a runner, and suddenly you’re inundated with watch shots, post-run hands on hips timed selfies, and a strange inkling that something just isn’t quite what it seems.

How the eff do you get your leg all the way that way?

Who the heck runs with toes pointed?

How was this moment captured without a team of photographers and maybe a few pulleys and ropes?

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so this week we Saltines, inspired by #CelesteBarber, found some of our favorite popular ‘grammers and decided to try to recreate some of these amazing shots. #challengeaccepted

pumpkin heatherrunz

Trying. To. Create. Drool-worthy. Definition. (Left: @heatherrunz. Right: Pumpkin)

Coriander kellykkroberts

It takes work to be this normal. (Is this normal?) (Left: @kellykkroberts. Right: Coriander)

Pimento oliwiawilczynska

Why post a shot of the watch on your wrist, when you can show your stats and your contouring skills? (Left: @oliwiawilczynska. Right: Pimento)

Mango daniellehartruns

In case you do not know your numbers yet, count fingers for miles. (Left: @daniellehartruns. Right: Mango)

Caraway @saucony_germany

Just doing some very inspirational stretching. (Left: @saucony_germany. Right: Caraway)

Hardest workout of my life! #nopainnogain #determined #sexé (Left: @run2pr. Right: Olive)

Ginger hahnertwins

Sharing is caring. #runnerslife #runnersyoga #slippeddisk (Left: @hahnertwins. Right: Gingertwins)


Who’s your favorite running ‘grammer? Bonus: tag us in your own parody on Instagram (@saltyrunning).

I'm an elementary P.E. teacher with a long-term, ongoing marathon addiction.The next big goal? Keeping up my BQ streak while aiming for a 3:10! I write about the not-so-glamorous side of running and fitting in serious training with a family while staying sane(ish).

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  1. I think you should come up with a hashtag so we can see what other people posted…… I am go to do one today…..

  2. I don’t have instagram but after reading this, did just go down the rabbit hole and lost an hour of my afternoon looking at #CelesteBarber and the others- who are these people?! Love the Salty team photos- hilarious!