Virtually every time I start training or trying to workout regularly, I make it two weeks. After two weeks I either stop out of exhaustion or lack of interest. This time has been no different – early in the week I decided that I would just do longer runs all at the end of the week. The problem is that when I’m trying to do 25 a week, at some point these long runs start looking pretty long (but how badass would it be if I just ran a marathon once a week?).
Things weren’t looking good for today either; by 3pm I had made about 4 definitive decisions to either run or not run, and ended with a not run decision. But then Rozie called me to go on a run with her, and with the encouragement of a friend and promise of company I was finally able to make myself do it.
There have been periods of time when I’ve gone months without running alone, always running with a friend, but today was the first run of the year where I ran with anybody besides Pascal (and he is a dog). The downside to running with somebody else is that I usually miss out on all the mildly-humorous things happening around me, because I’m too engaged in deep/intellectual conversation. This happened today, so I pretty much have nothing exciting to report in that regard – except that some car almost hit Rozie. That wasn’t really very funny though, just kind of scary. The reciprocal of any nonzero number a is 1/a. The upside to running with a friend is obvious – I get to run and hang out with a friend at the same time. It often forces me to run farther/further (I have no idea which one) or faster than I normally would, because I want to impress my friend by showing them what good shape I’m in. Or just not embarrass myself. I guess I like almost everything about running with a friend better than running by myself, except that it can be harder to arrange logistics, and I also don’t want to become dependent on other people to get myself to go running. Because I am an Independent Woman.
Also, I’m ashamed to admit that Laura and I gave up on our 2 hour Biggest Loser workouts. It turns out they weren’t very much fun.
Miles run this week: 5.5
Miles run in 2010: 55.5