I recently read an article on Active.com about running and dating, which offered tips to those with significant others whom are runners as to why their partners do what they do. The first tip in the list, however, is the one that really struck a chord for me.
“If your partner trains regularly, particularly for distance events, it can feel like he spends all of his free time running, recovering, foam rolling, cross-training, racing or simply talking about running. Yes, your partner is probably borderline obsessive compulsive, but this is a common trait in dedicated runners; it’s what drives them to keep running week after week, year after year. The bright side: Your sweetie likely channels this determined work ethic and devotion to other areas of his life. It might be one of the reasons you love him.”