Dating a runner

30-Jun-2020 11:38

So you’ve got your first date coming up and you know that you’re going to be dating a runner.

Great choice, a brilliant start to 2017 if I do say so myself.

and I don’t know why I put the word boyfriend in quotes… Besides, once they run, they are probably easier to deal with (aka, endorphins). Don’t roll your eyes at [THE RUNNER] when they start jabbering about running. Tip: Look up how many miles are in a marathon (or half, or 10k, or 5k). Once you’re WELL into the relationship, and I’m talking “it’s time to give them birthday and/or christmas gifts,” think about the last conversation about running you had with runner-bf or gf.

You can turn the corner on a street and someone is most likely running down the road. If the relationship is important to us, then we will make it work.

Now I get it, of course, I am biased and why would you want to believe a biased person? A runner will be ambitious and willing to put work into the relationship because heck, they are already logging long runs every day why wouldn't they be in it for the long run with you? Our time management skills are phenomenal because we juggle practice, extra workouts, academics and social life all at once.

Bonus: If you don’t ASK about time or location and you just show up!

Once you’ve gotten a little closer to [THE RUNNER], try to make it to some of their events. Ask them what time they expect to finish in, figure out the time of race start, and be there at the finish. Better yet, a gift card to a specialty running store (Not Sports Authority or Dick’s Sporting Goods.

and I don’t know why I put the word boyfriend in quotes… Besides, once they run, they are probably easier to deal with (aka, endorphins). Don’t roll your eyes at [THE RUNNER] when they start jabbering about running. Tip: Look up how many miles are in a marathon (or half, or 10k, or 5k). Once you’re WELL into the relationship, and I’m talking “it’s time to give them birthday and/or christmas gifts,” think about the last conversation about running you had with runner-bf or gf.

You can turn the corner on a street and someone is most likely running down the road. If the relationship is important to us, then we will make it work.

Now I get it, of course, I am biased and why would you want to believe a biased person? A runner will be ambitious and willing to put work into the relationship because heck, they are already logging long runs every day why wouldn't they be in it for the long run with you? Our time management skills are phenomenal because we juggle practice, extra workouts, academics and social life all at once.

Bonus: If you don’t ASK about time or location and you just show up!

Once you’ve gotten a little closer to [THE RUNNER], try to make it to some of their events. Ask them what time they expect to finish in, figure out the time of race start, and be there at the finish. Better yet, a gift card to a specialty running store (Not Sports Authority or Dick’s Sporting Goods.

(Tip: if you’re a competitive or faster runner than your date, choose an event that you don’t care about placing in and finish with them!