It’s that time of year again…yep, time for a fake holiday! Yep, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I pretty much hate the holiday. This picture sums up how I feel:
The reasons I hate the holiday are too many and would be a good post for my dating blog…that I don’t write.
Basically I think it’s a lousy excuse to be nice to your significant other when you should be doing it all year! This year I have grand plans to go to the biggest dive bar in Golden (just because) with a bunch of friends and play games. It sounds perfect to me! I have had boyfriends on the blasted holiday before, but I always tell them not to do anything and if they do I’m breaking up with them.
You think I’m joking! It has happened. But in all fairness, we didn’t belong together at all anyway.
Besides my hatred for the hallmark holiday, I do love me a good holiday themed blog post! So, today I bring you: “Reasons to Date a Runner.” Stayed tuned, later in the week I will tell you HOW to date a runner…’cause let’s face it, we’re all crazy and there really should be a book….”Dating a Runner, For Dummies” (I just giggled out loud. And don’t you dare steal my idea!)
The quick version
Reasons to Date a Runner:
1. We have amazing bodies! Well, everything from our ankles up. Don’t look at the feet. You have been warned.
2a. We have especially amazing legs. And butts. Hill repeats anyone?
2b. AND we wear short shorts. I am currently wearing short shorts.
3a. We have good hygiene and rarely smell bad. Just don’t come near me immediately after a run. However, due to all our running, we have lots of good smelling soaps and lotions and know the value of a good shower.
This is actually me, 2011 Tough Mudder!
3b. But conversely, we’re not afraid to get dirty. I know I personally enjoy a good, muddy run!
3c. And are up for anything, anywhere, no matter the weather.
4. We like beer. Enough said.
5a. We also REALLY like food. LOTS of it! Hate when you take girls on dates and they just order a side salad? Don’t worry about that here! Can someone bring me pancakes? Yes, right now! Please?
5b. And we tend to always have food. At home the fridge is stocked, in the car, in the gym bag…all those miles makes me ravenous!
6. We know how to stay motivated, and motivate others. The running community is amazing and super supportive! That quality shows through in our relationships.
7a. We are generally pretty happy, I mean, running does create and release some pretty amazing endorphins.
7b. We aren’t stressed that much. Except when we’re tapering.
8. We have a lot of endurance. I wont go into details.
9. We are dedicated and loyal….to running. But yes, that passion is reflected in our relationships. Only IF they are worth it.
10. We’re not clingy. Runner’s tend to be pretty independent. Actually, thinking on it, I haven’t met many non-independent runners. I found this well worded blog post:
“Runners tend to be self-sufficient, ‘do it themselves’ type of people. There’s a certain personality type that comes with running long distances. They appreciate running with others, but know how to run alone (even, at times, preferring it.) Their strength enables them to push themselves to achieve the seemingly impossible, like running in the snow and pouring rain or going a longer distance than ever before. There’s a certain mental toughness that must be achieved. [They’re] also the opposite of clingy. [They] doesn’t need you in her life, and you’re damn lucky if she wants you there (my favorite line!). Just don’t try to interfere with [their] training schedule.“
11. We are not materialistic. Well, except for shoes, running shoes that is! I’d much rather spend my money on the latest Asics than on makeup. And I workout so much that I rarely spend time on my hair or dolling myself up! So don’t worry, you don’t have to dote on us!
12. We’re also very thrifty. $100 for that next marathon? Guess I’m not buying that latest thingy-majig that just hit the market!
13. This one is hard for me to explain, but runner’s tend to be competitive. And I mean that in a good way for dating because you can bring this girl (or guy) around for basketball games, football, ultimate frisbee, etc, etc to play and/or watch! I guess this applies more to girl runners because guys in general tend to be this way. When it comes to girl runners, they tend to enjoy a challenge and aren’t faint of heart to try something. Now….just be mindful when they’re aren’t GOOD at a sport…there IS a reason why we run.
14. Above all, and most importantly, runner’s are tough. We know how to push limits, mentally and physically.
For those of you in the Colorado area: We (as in 3W Races) have a 5k on Valentines Day – The Heart Throb 5k!
When: February 14th, starts at 10am! You can sleep in!
Where: Memorial Park in Arvada, CO
Why: You get a long sleeve shirt that says, “I’m a heart throb,” it’s a fast, flat course, age group and overall awards, after party at delicious Fuzzy’s Tacos and Arvada Beer Co, and I’ll be there running…and so will my mom! Perfect way to spending valentines day: doing what I truly love, running! 🙂
How: More info HERE and registration HERE. Use code 2015WhitneyV15 for 15% off! Let them/us know Racing The States refered you!
“17 Things You Should Know Before You Date a Runner” by Thought Catalog
“10 Reasons to Date A Long Distance Runner” by We Run For Cupcakes
“101 Reasons to Date a Runner”
Your turn: Do you have any “reasons to date a runner” to add???