I’ve been at this running thing for a long time now and really understand the importance of having running buddies. I have an online FB group of about 35 people who like running and we provide support to one another daily. They’re my running buddies. They motivate me. My husband is another running buddy, but one who is physically present. We’ve run a couple of times together and he’s always encouraging me to get out there. He’s terrific! I ran with a good friend in Colorado and like any good running buddy, she was up for anything and forced me to talk as we ran (so good for breathing control). I have lots of running buddies, IRL and URL, and I count myself lucky.
But there is one running buddy who is the best. He’s the most motivating, encouraging, and positive running buddy I know. He, too, forces me to talk as we run. He tells me to run faster. He reminds me of weather coming our way. He shares his water with me. And he’s as cute as a button!
My little guy has been asking to run with me for a week and I kept saying, “this weekend, when it’s time for a long run.”. The time came and it took 20 minutes for us to properly get out the door, but once we did, it was pure bliss. We talked, we laughed, we sang, he ate, we drank, we had a great time!
My youngest son is the best running buddy around!