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Walking with a downer

Sunday, October 07, 2012

So my friend has been walking with me in the morning for the last week. That's a good thing, but it's also a downer. She complains the WHOLE time. She cusses and gets very loud. I have tried to calm her down, but she gets very upset with me. I have a hard time keeping track of my laps too. I've never known anyone who works out in flip flops. I was complaining that I wanted a walking buddy and now I have one. She has been my friend for many years and I love her, but sometimes.....I just don't know. I guess it's better than walking alone.
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FIRE-SPINNER 10/17/2012 7:19PM

    Thank you for the advise. She has been a good friend for around 15 years. I know that's just her way. She took a clove cigarette on the track yesterday and I said something to her. Today was a lot better. emoticon emoticon

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FITMOM1969 10/16/2012 6:03PM

    I've had this experience before myself and I would just nicely say to her lets spend some of the walk time in silence, because as much as you like having a walking buddy and conversation you use the walking time not just for exercise but to clear your mind and you can't do that with all the chatter :o). She will understand I'm sure especially if she's really a good friend and if you agree to talk half or part of the time and quiet the other half. And just maybe she is using the walking time as her therapy time and your her sounding board, you didn't agree to be but that's what happens when we get walking buddies we never know how it's going to go. I had a walking buddy once and I wore my ipod because she didn't care to chat so I walked to the beat of the music with her right along side of me and if per chance she had something to say I would just remove them.

I hope this helps and never the less keep up the good work and walking, I would love to have another walking buddy the good and the bad :o) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEEJON123 10/7/2012 11:52PM

    If she has been a friend for a long time, and you are not enjoying her compnay, then tell her. If she is a good friend she will get it, if not who cares? Just ask her to cheer up some, no reason to be mean, but do say to her that she is acting negatively and bringing you down!

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GIRLIE603 10/7/2012 11:42PM

    I have been in your shoes. The careful what you wish for thing.

I had a similar experience, except my friend was competitive. I started wishing it was me and my iPod again.

Hang in there!

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