Saturday, June 18, 2011
So, you see that picture from the race I did in January 2011? That is me with my running buddy Jessica. We trained together leading up to the race and kept each other going. We run at very different paces but we made each other show up. I run at about a 10 minute mile and she runs at like a 7 minute mile. She actually placed too in this race for her age group.
Ok, so it was great having a friend to help motivate me to run daily. However, Jessica got pregnant with baby 2 and can no longer run. So we walk together everyday. We walk about 3.75 miles just about everyday. Do you know where I'm going with this?
So...as much as I love walking I feel like I need to start running again. I want to keep losing weight and I'm stuck again at about 145. Now I can run alone in the mornings or something and still walk with her in the evenings but it's hard to motivate myself to go alone. She feels really bad about not being able to run and some nights she tries her best to run even though she isn't supposed to but can't run very long at all. I also feel bad if I run ahead while she walks behind.
I guess I need to just bite the bullet and run alone in the mornings if I really want to do it. It's tough though, not going to lie.
Any thoughts or suggestions on this?? Anyone else go through this? What did you do?