11 Reasons You Should Date A Runner

11 Reasons You Should Date A Runner

We'll keep your stomach full, push you to reach your goals, and make life an adventure.

Remember that girl you see jogging every morning on your way to work? Or that guy that you always see breaking a sweat on the treadmill? What if I told you that those runners, as well as thousands of others you see so often, are more than likely great dating prospects? Stop looking around bars for other singles and tie up your sneakers, because runners are truly some of the best people you can be in a relationship with. Besides having an athletic physique and a passion that keeps us going, runners are fun loving, caring, and motivated people.


1. They know how to plan and stay organized.

Staying on a training schedule takes more determination, willpower and planning than most endeavors. Odds are, if a runner can dedicate themselves to training, they can devote themselves to you.

2. They know how to eat.

"I'll have a salad, appetizer, entree and a side please." When you're constantly burning calories, you're constantly craving to take them in. Taking a runner on a dinner date will be anything but boring. 95% of the time they'll have snacks in their bags for fuel.

3. They're low maintenance on fashion.

Most runners spend the majority of free time in their shorts, sneakers and running accessories. You'll feel no pressure to impress them with fashion; sweatpants will do.

4. They prioritize taking care of themselves, and will take care of you too.

Running is a sport that not only requires constant exercise, but 24/7 nutrition, hydration and well being. Runners prioritize their mental and physical health, and will want the same for you.

5. They'll challenge you to be better.

Being a runner means never being complacent. Each race has an implied goal to beat your time, run faster and harder. Runners thrive off of accomplishment, competition and achievement. Having that constant desire to be the best version of themselves will rub off on you too.

6. They're always down for a night in with Netflix.

Runners thrive off of relaxing nights for better training the next day. There is no need to impress them with big parties or crazy nights out, they're perfectly happy with a movie and 9 o'clock bed time.


7. Personal hygiene is a necessity.

When you're constantly sweating, you're constantly showering. Enough said.

8. They're always down for adventure and traveling.

When you dedicate yourself to running races, you also dedicate yourself to logging hundreds of miles in the car and all over the country. A runner is always down to pack their bags up and hit a new destination for the weekend.


9. They're tough as nails.

Two inches of snow? No problem. Sore from your 10-mile training run the day before? No big deal. Runners fight through tough weather conditions, physical pain, and mental barriers.

10. They take their stress out in healthy ways.

When a runner is having a bad, stressful day, instead of taking it out on you they'll more than likely hit the pavement. The idea of a "runners high" (a release of good emotions after running) is a biologically proven process.


11. They will support your goals and dreams.

The running community is undoubtedly one of the most supportive and caring groups there is. Whether you're crossing the finish line at as fast as Usain Bolt or at a snail's pace, there will always be hundreds of people around you cheering you on like you're #1. Runners support one another and push each other no matter their ability. As much as they priotize personal achievement and growth, they want to see you succeed too.

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Almost 100 Percent Of What Servers Say Earning Your 20 Percent Tip Is BS

Here it is.... the truth.

So, if you don’t know, I am a waitress.

I deal with, so many different types of people and I have learned how to handle each kind of person.

I have had so many people that make my day a little brighter and then there are always those people that can easily bring me down.

No matter what, I always keep a smile on my face and give the customers the best service possible.

But I am ready to unleash all the thoughts I have built up for some of these customers.

So here it is, what servers want to actually say to you.

When I first walk up to the table and introduce myself:

What I say: Hello! My name is Maddie I am going to be taking care of you, can I start you off with anything else to drink other than water? Any appetizers?

What I want to say: Hi my dudes, let’s get this over with, c’mon what do you want to drink. Get a bottle of wine or something expensive.

When a customer asks me what exactly is on tap, or want to know every single kind of wine we have and what they all taste like:

What I say: *grabs drink list OFF THE TABLE IN FRONT OF THEM* here you are, I have a hard time remembering some of the drafts because we have newly featured ones all the time. Also, I can get you a wine recommendation if you would like.

What I want to say: Uh hello, the list is right in FREAKING FRONT OF YOU!!!!!!! Look at the list, and then ask me questions! K BYE.

When I come back with drinks and they ask me if I am going to bring out rolls:

What I say: Yeah, I can bring out some rolls! Would you like any appetizers or anything? Were we ready to order dinner?

What I want to say: *laughing* uhhhh you have been sitting here for a good three minutes please wait until I set your vodka soda down before asking about some crusty bread Tina. Thanks bye.

When a customer asks me what sides we have:

What I say: All of our sides are at the bottom of the menu, and we have mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, fries, mac and cheese, onion rings, etc.

What I want to say: READ THE MENU. THEN ASK QUESTIONS. AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I bring out the rare steak the customer ordered and they complain:

What I say: I can take it back to the kitchen and we will get it fixed right away!

What I want to say: ARE YOU JOKING. If you didn’t want it mooing and running around your plate then you shouldn’t have ordered it rare!!!!!!! CMON!!!

When I bring out the bills and a customer jokes around and says "I thought you were paying!?":

What I say: *laughs and walks away*

What I want to say: HAHAHA YOU THOUGHT. ME? PAY? After making $3 an hour plus your sh*tty tip. Yeah right.

When a customer asks me if the tip is included:

What I say: No, it is not, you have to include that when you sign the slip! Thank you!

What I want to say: ……..are.you.joking? *starts screaming*

When I go the table for the last time and say goodbye:

What I say: Thank you so much for coming in, have a great night! Come see us again!

What I want to say: Alright get to moving, I want to go home. I hope you tipped me good, seeeeee yaaaa. Peace out my dudes.

So there it all is. I laid it all out there.

Those are just a few things that I want to say to servers but instead I keep a smile on my face and stay kind and nice. It takes A LOT of work to maintain a nice personality and put up with the handful of people that come through the restaurant I work at.

So there you all go, how I truly feel and what I want to say to you.

P.S. - I am really sorry if I have ever served you before. Lol. Don't take it personally. :)

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If You Want The Most Relaxing Weekend Getaway From NYC, Go To Tulum, Mexico

Escape the freezing temperatures and head to the sunny beaches.

With below freezing temperatures upon us in NYC, the white sand beaches and warm temperatures of Tulum, Mexico sound ever appealing. Tulum is located just a short two-hour drive south of the busy city of Cancun, Mexico. The numerous daily direct flights out of NYC make this trip truly seamless.

This small rustic town and laid-back vibe is the ultimate weekend getaway from the fast-paced lifestyle you’re surrounded by in New York City. Get out of the tundra and head over to your beach life get away. Grab some friends and your bathing suits and head over to Tulum for the most relaxing weekend of your life.

Tulum is special because you can interact with all the locals and experience their easy-going way of life. You truly get to immerse yourself in the Mexican culture and you get a sense of their spirituality.

This small, rustic town promotes a healthy, positive lifestyle in the sense that everything is fresh and requires physical activity.

The narrow streets, lacking room for cars, push the tourists to live like the locals and either ride bikes or walk everywhere. You have the opportunity to take long walks on the white sand beaches and stop at one of the many beachfront hotels for a quick lunch.



Most boutique hotels you stumble into offer moonlight yoga on the beach with the ability to channel all of your energy into the sound of the relaxing waves. Be sure to take advantage of the beachside massages offered by the hotels. After spending an entire day laying out its time to head over to a trendy dinner where the chefs are sure to take advantage of the local, fresh ingredients.


Must-see hotels:

  1. BeTulum
  2. Nomad
  3. Sanara
  4. Casa Malca

Must-see restaurants:

  1. Hartwood
  2. Raw Love
  3. The Real Coconut @Sanara hotel
  4. Posada Margarita

Must-see bars:

  1. Gitano
  2. Casa Jaguar
  3. Taqueria La Eufemia
  4. La Zebra

Safe travels!

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