I am truly sorry I have been silent the last couple of days!
Unfortunately, there hasn't been much to talk about in my little World and I most definitely do not want to bore you with talking about treadmill runs that were painful (to get through) and lots and lots of rain in these parts.
It's been a strange week weather wise.
I know that in my Post Series last week I said I would talk about races this week, but I think I am going to push that back on more week and talk about something else that is important for runner's starting out:
So I will be honest, I don't really run with anyone. I am not opposed to it personally, but I really really like being out on my own, with my own thoughts in my head, music in my ears, and no agenda (unless I have to be somewhere). But that is not to say that other people feel that same way.
1. Find a friend.
a) Running should be a fun activity and it is a great way to spend time with someone that you care about. I suggest getting your significant other out there or grabbing your best girl (or guy) friend and running together. First off if running is a complete snoozefest to you then this is a great way to make it go by quicker. Secondly, it holds you accountable. If you are both supposed to go running then one person or the other will make you follow through. Finally, it is a fun way to get in some friendly competition :) I know my husband loves it when we run together....just kidding.
(Boston Strong mile run last year after the bombings)
(All of my friends after their International Triathlon last year!)
2. Join a running club.
a) There are so many fantastic local running stores that offer great programs like "Couch to 5K plans", weekly running clubs, brewery running clubs (how fun!) and much much more. Check out your local running stores, stop in, give them a call, or check on the internet and see what they have to offer! It's a great way to meet new people and you get great exercise at the same time. It's a win win in my book!
3. Leash up your favorite 4 legged friend.
a) If you've been a long time reader then you know about my favorite running buddy, Molly, my almost 4 year old chocolate lab. That girl LOVES to run and I love running with her, but you have to be careful not to let them get over heated. I had a horrible instance where I took her when it was too hot outside and we had to go to the emergency vet because she was overheated. It was a bad bad day and I really felt horrible about it. The cooler outside the better when it comes to running with her so I ust try to take her in the Fall/Winter/early Spring if possible. This is also a win win because you and your pet are getting exercise and having a blast together!
b) If you don't have a pet that can run, ask one of your friends! I am sure they would be more than happy to have you take their dog out for a run!
Running is a whole lot easier when you have someone do enjoy it with. I definitely suggest just asking around and seeing if anyone wants to go with you. I think you would be surprised by the amount of people that would take you up on it and you never know who you could meet!
Happy Thursday :)
Do you like running with anyone?
Do you run with your pet?
Work out 7/22- Run
TM- 3.5 miles, 31 minutes
Work out 7/23- Weights
free weights/machines- 45 minutes