RT: I think I might go to the Y and jump on the treadmill for an easy 4 and some stretching. That's about all I have the energy for today. What are you thinking?
KH: Well, I have my son home from school today and I'm feeling a little burnt out, so I might just take today off. Plus, I don't think I can motivate to get us out the door in the next 10 minutes.
RT: Cool. So, I will catch up with you tomorrow?
- at this point, I realize I have forgotten my iPod and decide to turn around. No, I can't run without it, especially on a treadmill.
KH: So, are you already at the Y?
RT: Nope, I just turned around to get my iPod and I'm leaving home now.
KH: Hmmm. Ok. I think we can make it happen over here. We'll get out stuff together and meet you there for an easy workout. Save me a treadmill.
RT: Sounds good.
- 10 minutes later we're on the treadmill, warming up.
KH: So, you're doing 3-4 easy?
RT: That was my plan, why? What are you thinking?
KH: Well, I was going to take it easy, but now that I'm here, I'm kind of fired up to try and do our original workout, so I think I might go for it. (she's smirking now)
RT: Crap. Really? (eye roll) Ok. Maybe I'll give it a shot, too. I think I might be able to pull it off.
And then we shifted gears and we were off. Headphones on and rocking out, we ended up running together at various speeds for a total of 7 miles, pushing each other throughout the workout. I ended up finding a hidden stash of energy that I didn't know I had. It was a very satisfying run and I would not have even attempted it had I not had her there with me. Halfway through the run, she looked at me and said, "this is when it's good to have a running partner." I could not have agreed more.
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