November 3, 2014

You may be dating a marathoner if...

After lots of marathon-focused posts, I figured it was time for something fun.  And since many of these things are ringing true in my life (and A's) now, I figured you all might enjoy a laugh.  So guys and gals if you're dating a marathoner, here's all the fun you have to look forward to!


1. There will be more flavors and varieties of energy gels than beer (or wine) in the house.

2. Saturday nights are reserved for carb loading and early bed times.

3. Spandex and tech shirts are taking over the dresser...and laundry basket.

4. You know the name of every waiter and waitress at the local Italian restaurant.

5. There are weird rollers, elastic bands, and straps lying around the house...but they're not in the bedroom.

6. Your significant other falls asleep on the couch before 9:00.

7. The alarm clock goes off earlier on the weekends than during the work week.

8. Your significant other will be jumping up and down screaming while staring at her phone...she's just tracking her friends running a marathon.

9. You hear tempo runs, hill repeats, and speedwork as a regular part of your girlfriend's vernacular.

10. Your significant other schedules races with more attention than your next vacation together.

Do you know someone who suffers from dating-a-marathoner syndrome too?  What would you add to the list?
{Christine}

25 comments:

  1. I love this! Thanks for the Monday morning laugh. :)

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    1. Glad to oblige. I think I should let A guest write the next one :)

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  2. Yup. I got home from my 15 miler and told Scott "I'm back! It's time to start bringing me things and deciding where we're eating dinner!" Thankful for supportive significant others!

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  3. This is hilarious!!! What about those sexy compression socks? ;-)

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    1. Haha yes! Compression socks are pretty sexy if you ask me :)

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  4. Haha, yes! Thankfully, my husband is a marathoner too. I think half of what we own is running related :)

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    1. That is definitely a perk! You guys should consider stocks in your favorite running shoe brands :)

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  5. If a foot massage is better than anything else!

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    1. Oh yea, those foot/leg massages are pretty awesome.

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  6. so true - just swap out saturday for friday in our house. :)

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    1. Hehe :) Glad you and K get to share some running adventures. I'm working hard to get A on board.

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  7. Haha this is so funny and so true. Us marathoners I think sometimes don't realize how annoying we can be around non runners that put up with us :) - L

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    1. We are definitely a bit odd and cultish at times. :) Thank goodness they put up with us!

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  8. LOVE this! I can relate to almost all of these and feel confident my husband would agree!

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    1. I think I may have A guest write the next post on this topic.

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  9. Haha they're troopers that's for sure

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    1. It definitely takes a special type to love a marathoner, that's for sure!

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  10. This is great! SO: What do you feel like eating after the marathon? Marathoner: A hamburger, no a pizza, no noodles... :)

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    1. HAHA...no everything in the fridge/on the menu! :)

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  11. Hilariously true.
    One of my favorite marathon signs was a husband holding a sign that said
    "I don't do marathons, I DO a marathoner!"

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  12. Hahaah, i LOVE this. The one about the rollers and straps not being in the bedroom? Hilarious :)

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