(Skiing being a notable exception.) Members of our parents’ generation might have belonged to a tennis club or have occasionally gone for a jog, but it is all very understated. In the United States, meanwhile, exhibiting an active lifestyle is encouraged, no matter how old you are: “26.2” bumper stickers, corporate lawyer “dadbros” who shred on weekends, the Lululemon set. Even though it’s a subject I frequently write about, I’m always bashful about bringing up my own running.
In this sense, I’m much more American than my wife. (Though clearly not bashful enough.) In the opening paragraph of his memoir, , Haruki Murakami writes that “a gentleman shouldn’t go on and on about what he does to stay fit.” He then goes on and on about something millions of people do to stay fit. I’m not remotely close to being a professional athlete, so who cares about the tempo I did last Thursday?
They genuinely care about themselves, their own fitness and quality of life. Meaning that runners are often very happy people to be around. For males running is proven to increase testosterone levels which can also make life in the bedroom a lot more exciting! Running is proven to ease stress, boost your immune system and slow aging.
Photo courtesy of I’ve always wondered what someone’s dating profile would look like if they were totally honest with the application.
But for millions of Americans the rewards are worth it. Runners are often in great shape, this helps to boost their self-confidence and sex appeal. This motivation and commitment not only applies to their running, but also their relationships. Runners know that progress in life is made one step at a time, just like a loving relationship. Runners know how to persevere and push ahead regardless or how difficult it maybe. They look after their bodies so that they can provide for their families instead of being a burden.
Here are 10 reasons why dating a runner is a wise choice: 1. Running releases endorphins that create a natural high. This is a great quality that will benefit your romantic relationships.
When you find the love of your life, you want to be together as long as possible. Runners have toned bodies—or are working towards it.
My wife and I have a deal: every time she joins me for a run around the park near where we live, I buy her flowers.
On trips, you’re more tethered to one another than at home; that post-breakfast 18-miler becomes a shared burden.
The school’s basketball team is called the Balls; the hockey team is called the Nads.
(Chant: “Go Nads.”) The mascot is a cape-wearing phallus called Scrotie.
I was a decent runner at university, but I adopted a more casual relationship with the sport after an injury ended my competitive career early on. Nora, my wife (girlfriend at the time), was supportive of my increasing fanaticism, although I think it still baffles her that anyone would take running so seriously.
Most of my friends were more interested in binge drinking than hill repeats, so I took some time off—by which I mean about nine years. In this, her attitude is consistent with that of her alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design.