Apologies for being a bit MIA lately. Work has been a little nutty – tight deadlines = late nights = no time for blogging fun. But after a crazy work-week, I was able to enjoy a relaxing weekend.
The weather was picture perfect (a nice change from the monsoon we got on Friday night), so I spent a good chunk of the weekend outdoors. I wanted to get in a run to make up for the one I missed Friday and convinced my boyfriend to come with me!
I wish we could workout together more often, but we don’t for a number of reasons. For one, I never know what time I’ll be getting out of work, so I get my sweat on first thing in the morning. My boyfriend has access to a free gym at his office (lucky duck). He always gets off work at 5:15pm, so goes then.
Secondly, though I’m trying to get more strength training into my workout routine, I’m more into cardio-based workouts. My boyfriend, on the other hand, is more of a weight warrior than a cardio crusher (though he has been trying to get in more cardio in preparation for our Tough Mudder in October).
Anyway, Saturday was a beautiful day and my boyfriend decided to join me for a run! We got in a nice warm-up walk as we headed to the park and then set off.
Since he’s not a fan of running, I told him we’d go for as long and as far as he wanted. I have to say, I was really impressed with the run we got in!
We ran the first mile at a good pace, took a super quick bathroom break, and then kept going. We made it 2.5 miles before he signaled he had to rest and that was only because we had just conquered a massive hill. We walked for a few minutes and then ran the last ½ mile to complete a full loop of the park. In total, we did about 3.5 miles and only about .4 of that was walking. He doesn’t mess around!
I really enjoyed having a run buddy. Having him by my side kept me motivated, and I found I was going quite a bit faster than my normal pace.
Like my feet, time seemed to go by faster. I wasn’t in my head as much. Instead of trying to convince myself to keep going, I was just having fun working out with my boyfriend.
I still don’t think he’s a fan of running, but hopefully he’ll join me on weekend runs more often.
Do any of you workout with your significant other or do you have a workout buddy that keeps you motivated? I think I’m going to need one during my marathon training!