Stacey and I met about 3.5 years ago when we started using the same daycare provider. (As a side note, my son and her daughter met each other when they were 6 months old and have been good buddies ever since. We hope they stay that way for life!)
In that 3.5 years Stacey and I have developed a close friendship and recently she asked if I would help her become a runner! If you are a runner, you realize how big of a compliment that is!
We went out for our first run together a little over 2 weeks ago with the intention of trying to run / walk 1 mile and we ended up going 2.5 miles!!! That is very impressive for her first run! Most recently we completed a 3 mile run / walk! We have even decided that we are going to enter a 5k race together, we just need to figure out which one! (It might be this one, but nothing is official yet.)
I am not sure if I have been helping or teaching Stacey much about running, but I know that we are both having a great time! And let’s be honest, that is the most important part of running or any other fitness endeavor, it should be fun! We spend our runs talking, laughing and just enjoying each other’s company. Each run that we do together goes by so quickly, not because we are running at a fast pace, but because we are having a blast together!
Do you have a running / fitness buddy? I want to hear how awesome your work-out buddy is!