Sometimes we all just need that fun run with a friend. For me, it was someone who I communicate a lot with and we only live about an hour away…yet somehow our schedules never work out well. (Well Laura is super busy being engaged, a working woman among many things). Sometimes I’m busy…sometimes (roughly 10% of the time)
So with that we went for a lovely 18 mile run. Through the snow and through winter. It’s funny how the 18 mile run literally felt like it was 5 if that. Three hours later we realized, what we had run 18 miles…now it’s time for some food.
It isn’t that I don’t enjoy running with people occasionally, I just don’t have that option. I can tell you, however, I’m not a group runner. Running with a pack of more than 2 people is really overwhelming and somewhat awkward for me.
Unless it’s this little awkward trio here
But here are some benefits I’ve found to running with someone else.
- Chatting. Duh…it get’s boring to run by yourself for 1 mile let alone a long run. The run generally flies by quicker this way.
- Double honks. Two ladies running together? More fellas to honk, just kidding but there is a safety element running with someone else if you get injured…ect.
- Motivation. I’ll be 100% honest, if I hadn’t run with Laura on Sunday I’d probably have done a ten miler on the treadmill back in my area.
- More friends. Who doesn’t love that?
Questions for you:
What are some benefits you find to working out with others?