LOL this is kinda funny!
Maybe you do run like a gimp, who knows....maybe you should videotape yourself running and see if you look retarded or something. LMAO!!
I also get that "run Forrest run" comment, from friends, but we're just making fun of each other. I'd kick any stranger's ass that said it, lol.
The thing is, perhaps this may call for some self-observation. Seriously. When strangers make fun of you, they could be observing something about you that you may not realize.
I learned this because one day, while on patrol as a security guard and walking out of a gas station, I got back into the car and a stranger walked out after me, imitating the way I was walking in a mocking way. He was doing a "tough" ILS (Imaginary Lat Syndrome) strut, walking like he had big nuts with legs spread out, and walking stiff like a robot. It was an exaggeration of my walk at the time.
I was pissed, and I was going to have a go at beating the snot out him. He blew a kiss at me and drove off.
I realized, I wasn't even big at the time, yet I was trying to walk tough and had a major case of ILS. So I toned it down and learned to relax my walk, and be more natural. It was a lesson learned.
Now I'm a lot bigger, I still don't try to walk around looking tough, I just be natural and any strength I have will show through anyway.