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Running in Pairs

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What happens when life gets in the way? Sometimes we forget to blog and other times we struggle to fit in our workouts. I failed on one of those fronts, but succeeded on the other.

Last Monday, I blogged about having the motivation to keep going even when you feel you can't, and the words that I typed rang in my ears all week. It was a struggle to run for the last half of the week. My legs felt heavy and my mind was tired. I was simply not in a "running" mood.

Saturday was the biggest hurdle. I went camping and canoeing with Jordan and his family for the weekend. Friday night we went bowling and were out past my usual bed time. When the chirping birds and crisp temperatures woke me Saturday morning, running 6 miles was the last thing I wanted to do.

In my mind, I went back and forth. "To run or not to run. I could do it on Sunday in the evening when we get back. I could just skip this week's long run and jump my mileage to 7 next weekend."

After enough hemming and hawing, Jordan said he was not going to take "no" for an answer and that we were going to run. He reminded me, "It doesn't matter how fast we run it. Let's just get it done. You know you will feel so much better after you pound the pavement and get your miles in."

He couldn't have been more right.

Fifty-four sweaty minutes later and I was feeling on top of the world.

I looked at Jordan and said, "Thanks for the push."

After refueling our tanks, we were ready for the day, which included a beautiful six-hour canoe trip down the river. The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing and enjoying time with friends and family.



Get out there this week! Switch it up and run with a partner. Sometimes you need someone there to keep you going, to push you, and to remind you that in the end, it will be worth it.


Yours in getting out there,


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