RUNNERS, THINK YOU'RE SEXY? The answer is yes! Two articles written in 2014 and 2015 make this claim in different ways. Although I could not find more recent items on this topic, it would seem that the physical and sometimes mental attributes that contribute to sexiness would not be likely to change in a few years, although perhaps this could occur over a decade or more. Runners can likely safely enjoy registering high on the sexy-meter at least for the next couple years.
A 2015 article in The Clymb by Audra Rundle describes moves by runners that may be attracting the attention of others in a good way in, “5 Sexy Things Runner’s Do Without Realizing It”. Be sure to check them out to be careful in the future of causing heart palpitations in nearby admirers. She includes: 1) wearing a fanny pack - you’ll need to read this one to understand it, 2) the reach around move to get water, involving the showcasing of well-defined oblique muscles, 3) stretching in public, 4) hill climbs, and 5) a breath-recovering ‘bear pose’ after a hard run. Thankfully she also pays attention to the quality runners acquire over time that is evident whether you’re in or out of running shoes: confidence!
In 2014 Scott Leitch wrote a piece for Running News, posted by Canadian Running, that revealed results of a survey “Survey: Runners Find Other Runners Sexy”. His article was based on findings released by the Brooks shoe company, of an online survey of 1,000 “U.S. residents who run at least once per week”. Leitch said it showed overall that “76 per cent of runners think other people look sexy while runner [sic]”. The number is higher for men “who responded they find others running sexy at a rate of 84 per cent” and thus is somewhat lower for women. About 75% of respondents indicated that if they found out someone was a runner, they would think they were MORE ATTRACTIVE. According to Leitch's piece, runners considered other runners to be more flirtatious and forward than non-runners.
As you plan out goals for 2017, feel encouraged by this light-hearted discussion, and, if you believe what Rundle says, keep doing those side planks!
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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