Here we go again… time for another year of Furman Elite-ing!
The team is back in Greenville and rolling on our fall base training. For some, it’s Club Cross-Country on the horizon; for others, the Indoor Track season, Australian Championships season, and USA Cross-Country is motivating our miles. But one thing is universal: training together will always trump training solo.
To get you reacquainted with Furman Elite, I’ve put together a few personality comparisons– so far, they’re fairly accurate!
Furman Elite as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
Leonardo (the blue one): Jeff | “Tactical, courageous, devout, bears the burden of responsibility for his brothers”– yup, that’s Jeff.
Michelangelo (orange): Craig | “An easy-going and free-spirited prankster”
Raphael (red): Cory | “The team’s bad boy… physically strong, aggressive, fierce and sarcastic, intensely loyal.”
Donatello (purple): Michael | “The least violent turtle, preferring to use his knowledge to solve conflicts.”
April: Heidi / Stephanie | A reporter who helps the turtles = both our writer sensibilities
Casey Jones: Chad | Casey is a vigilante who helps the turtles; his weapon of choice includes a golf club, which really speaks to Chad’s consistent golfing this fall.
Furman Elite as Seinfeld
Kramer: Craig | He’s the eccentric neighbor who is at times naive and immature, other times insightful and wise. His charm and easygoing manner leads to his constant success.
George: Stephanie | “He is portrayed as a loser who is perpetually insecure about his capabilities.” Enough said!
Frank + Estelle: Robert + Rita
Mickey (Kramer’s Friend): Michael / Isaac
Susan (George’s fiancee): Melissa | Just because she’s to be my new roommate! Sorry Mel.
Furman Elite as Disney Princesses
Snow White: Cory | Snow White has that gang of dwarfs around her at all times– this feels like something Cory would enjoy. Also, classic beauty is one way to describe Cory!
Cinderella: Isaac | Just a simple, beautiful princess with big dreams!
Aurora: Melissa | Uber beautiful and sophisticated, but “plucky and opinionated.”
Ariel: Michael | “Fiercely independent and a dreamer, bold and a risk-taker.”
Belle: Stephanie | Belle was ALWAYS my favorite. I think it was her love of books.
Jasmine: Heidi | The one princess who wears a midriff-baring top HAS to be Heidi. But it’s really Jasmine’s “fierce, bold, and confident” personality that links the two together.
Pocahontas: Jeff | “Noble, independent, wise beyond her years, offers kindness and guidance to those around her.”
Mulan: Craig | “Courageous and self-reliant, intelligent and determined.”
Rapunzel: Wilkerson | THAT HAIR.