Wednesday, July 16, 2014
This picture is very true. I enjoy working out with a buddy but I also enjoy working out by myself.
Most mornings, I'm by myself out walking. If I walk in the evenings, my mom will occasionally walk with me.
Most people like having a workout buddy. It makes them accountable because it is not just them. They have someone depending on them to show up and encourage each other.
When I had decided that I was going to run a 5k, I asked my brother, Ben to help me. I had discovered a beginner's guide to a 5k here on sparkpeople. I knew that I would need a workout buddy to get started. Ben and I trained together for 2 weeks. Then I started going on my own. I can remember one Saturday morning when I was running. Ben happened to be coming into town and saw me. He slowed up, put his window down, got my attention and says to me..."Run Forrest, Run." I had a good laugh and continued on my run.
It is interesting how encouraging it is to have a workout buddy. You push each other to go the extra distance. Sometimes that is all someone needs to move in the right direction.
Do you workout with a buddy or alone?