Girls guide to dating a runner

After success with GPS systems, heart rate monitors and the like, your Runner may forget that sometimes a person really does appreciate something with a little more flash than a sparkle skirt. When both you and your Runner are running a race away from home, you can make a romantic vacation out of the experience. Meatless Monday with Sarah and Deborah Meatless Monday with Annmarie and Dixya Tuesdays on the Run with Marcia, Erika, and Patty Inspire Me Monday with Janice Wild Workout Wednesday with Annmarie, Jen, and Nicole The Plant-Based Potluck Party with Deborah The Running Coaches’ Corner with Rachel, Suz, Lora Marie, and Me!Be sure to plan so the race is at the beginning of your trip, the better to enjoy new restaurants, side tours, and trying other non-running activities, like hiking, kayaking, or cycling. If you tell a regular date (regular = non-runner) that you can’t go out on Saturday night because you have a race in the morning and you need to get your sleep (and eat the right things the night before), he might look at you as if you have a third eye. The Runner understands the need for rest and proper nutrition before a run. Running takes dedication, commitment, strength, and even a sense of humor (tell me you don’t laugh at shared stories of blisters, black toenails, and “potty stops”). Here are five more reasons that dating a runner is a good idea. I don’t camp or really need anything in there but I can browse for hours! 😊 • • Of course from there we had to head north to Encinitas for lunch at @lotuscafeandhuicebar and a quick stop at Moonlight Beach. I highly recommend heading to your local track or a hometown 5k, and take a look at the runners crossing the finish line.

Who needs a charm bracelet when you’d rather have a Fitbit?

I’m half-American, but Nora is from Austria, the country where we both grew up.

It’s a place where the prospect of adulthood always felt much more austere compared to the fun-loving USA.

In the past five years, we’ve gone running together three times. For one thing, it allows for a little healthy perspective—a reminder that some people, indeed the vast majority of people, really couldn’t care less about whether they manage to get in at least eight miles before dinner.

There are tragedies in the world of much greater consequence than the fact that you missed your Sunday long run—like meeting your significant other at a trendy brunch spot dressed in split shorts and a singlet.