Found on RunningMagazine.ca and written by Sinead Mulhern
You got a runner to go out with you with you this Valentine’s Day. Congratulations! That’s great. Runners make for excellent V-Day dates (we like to think). So now that you get to date that runner who makes your heart throb, don’t mess it up. We’ve got your covered. Here’s what a runner’s lover should never say on a date:
1. “I find running boring”
What your date thinks: There goes 50 percent of what I was planning on talking about… This should go well. I hope you don’t find me boring too.
2. “Yeah I’m also a runner, I ran 4K this week.”
What your date thinks: Someone should tell you that you’re not actually a runner. I don’t want it to be me.
3. “I worked my way up to 5K once but stopped because I got injured.”
What your date thinks: Wait so you’re telling me that you ran FIVE kilometres ONE time?
4. “Did you get out for a jog today?”
What your date thinks: How dare you use that language with me.
5. “I don’t run during winter.”
What your date thinks: Fair weather runner= fair weather lover. Good-bye.
6. “I know you keep it healthy so I brought ginger ale instead of wine.”
What your date thinks: This is the worst date ever.
7. “Can you run 10K?”
What your date thinks: You play soccer right? Can you kick a ball?
8. “I know you mostly eat pasta so I made reservations at the Italian place.”
What your date thinks: I love pasta, thank-you for taking me out for dinner but there’s something you should know… I’m capable of eating other things.
9. “So you run long distance? I sprinted in high school.”
What your date thinks: We might be enemies.
10. “I thought I’d give you a foot massage later.”
What your date thinks: You will never see my feet and I just broke a cold sweat thinking about it.
11. “You’ve got a nice set of thunder thighs.”
What your date thinks: Get out of my house.
12. “Chocolate is kind of bad for you so I brought these chocolate-flavoured protein bars.”
What your date thinks: You’re kind of a nerd but this will do.