I have a running anti-buddy

I radically prefer to have a running partner. I like the social aspect of chit-chatting the miles away as well as having someone to keep me honest by waiting for me and our 6am running date. I know I’ll find one or more friends to fit the bill, but in the meantime, I have a running “anti-buddy.”

My husband, Alec, is a natural athlete who would be up early running or biking every single morning if he could.

But it’s my turn to train and he’s super supportive. So he stays warm and cozy in bed while I wake early and bundle up in running gear. I know that if I wimp out (or waste too much time on twitter instead of running) that I am not only letting myself down, but I’m letting him down. The thing with these turns is its “use it or lose it.”

On Tuesday morning, I did my first three-miler in I-don’t-know-how-long. And my anti-buddy slept in. And we were both very proud of me at breakfast.


  1. Dude you can go from not running in a who knows how long to running 3 miles???? Good for you!

  2. Christine, I ran with music for the first time and it was life-altering. I’ll have to share that next!

  3. I too love to run with a buddy. BUT by about 1/2 a mile in, I get so out of breath that we stop talking until the end.

    It is great for that “have to go or so and so will hate me if I don’t show up”!

    And yes, music is my favorite way to run. Gotta have tunes!

  4. I usually love to run with someone, too. We gossip and laugh and have a great time. I will now rely on my iPod… which was dead this morning. But it was kind of nice running and having nothing. That NEVER happens. I love that he was proud of you at breakfast!!

  5. I hate running with someone but I love that you have a running buddy!

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