Often running is a solitary activity for me. I enjoy the peace and quiet of the trail, and the time to let my mind wander as I settle into my own pace. Once in awhile though, I enjoy a little help from my friends. When someone else goes with me, I am grateful for that extra motivation to get out the door.
My hubby has been kind enough keep me company on my longer runs so that I'm not alone on the more isolated trails. He has no interest in running, which I consider a bonus as he can carry extra water on his bike.
|Now we know of a new spot to go picking during fig season.|
Karen is my weekend walking partner. She has been motivating me to get out onto the river trail on Saturday mornings long before I decided to start running again.
|It was a happy accident that we both showed up in our |
Falling Leaves Hats on the day I wanted a photo for this post.
Tera is my friend from Oregon who motivated me to run a marathon in the first place.
|Here we are after a 16 mile run. |
I hope we look this happy after our 26 mile run!
I hope it doesn't stop there. I mentioned in an earlier post that our teenager joined me in the Turkey Trot, and I sincerely hope we started a new tradition. Also, since I started posting on the blog about running, Amber let me know she plans to run a half-marathon in the Spring. So maybe we can go for a run sometime, that is, if I can keep up with her! And anyone else reading this who is a local friend, and who wants to join in, just drop me a line.
I would encourage anyone who is looking for that little bit of extra motivation to find an exercise partner. Whatever activity you enjoy, grab a friend and go! You'll both be happy you did.