My friends and I from our gym in Brisbane after doing a gruelling bootcamp decided that lugging tyres around was not enough and that we wanted to run together regularly and to enter the Gold Coast half marathon. I was going to do the full marathon but I didnt have the time to spend on the training like my last marathon so went for the half.
So a few weekdays a week and on Saturdays we haul our butts out of bed at unearthly times of the morning (4.30am usually!) and do training runs together. We’ve been chased by dogs on numerous occasions, fallen down and ripped our lovely training gear, got rained on – but we still keep smiling and still keep going!
It has been great and not only have I formed great friendships but I am much fitter than I probably would have been trying to train alone. I’ve lost 10kg and feel fantastic!
If you are reading this and run on your own, there are some great running clubs out there that you could join so you don’t have to run alone, or see if your gym has a running club or ask around and see if anyone needs a running partner. If you live in Australia check out this list of running clubs.
Whilst I like running on my own sometimes I perform much better when I have someone pushing me and motivating me like the wonderful girls I run with.