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Running Partner = Perfection

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Some people, like me, love running partners. Others enjoy going solo. I definitely love having a partner to run alongside. I also love meeting girls at the gym to work out. We don’t do much chatting to be honest, it is strictly working out! What is so great about having a partner is the accountability. If you know you are meeting a gal/partner at the gym or for a run date you are more likely to do the workout. Let’s face it, after a long day at work sometimes your butt wants to go home and be a couch potato. When I know I am meeting someone at the gym or at the park to run, I look forward to my workout more. Yes, I did just say that!

The great part about workout partners is you can have a number of them! I enjoy meeting my friend Tiffani at the gym, enjoy running outside or doing the college workout with my friend Maisie, and like going to bootcamp classes with Timeri. Maisie and I have been doing our long runs together while I train for the half marathon at the end of this month. This is the first time she has done a run over 6 miles. She and I did 8 miles last weekend…She did FABULOUS!

  • Distance: 8.72 miles
  • Time: 1 hour 18 minutes
  • Average Pace: 8’59”
  • Feeling: Good (tired around mile 7)

Tomorrow Maisie and I are doing 10 miles! She is nervous because again, this will be the longest run she has ever done but I’m telling you, having a partner is the way to go. I know she will be fine! I hope she realizes when running you have to start somewhere. Running is a difficult sport and I swear, there aren’t many out there who were born to run. Easing into long distances is the best way to go. Believe in yourself, you can do A LOT more than you think you can!

So what do you enjoy as far as a workout goes? Do you enjoy doing your workout or run with someone else or riding solo?  What is the farthest distance you have ever run? Half marathon, full marathon?

 

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About Lesley

I am a 29 year old Pennsylvanian who enjoys running, good eats, family and friends!

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  1. Hello Lesley, 1/2 marathon is the furthest I have ever gone. I used to love running and getting the runners high but now with age the old knees can not take it anymore. So have to mix up the cardio. I also prefer running or working out with a partner as keeps your mind off the pain and helps you make it to the end. Keep it up! BAM

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    • Yes! I like mixing things up as well. Running one day, doing circuit training another, spin class, etc. I am afraid of my knees going that way in a few years! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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