Last week, I read a story about a husband and wife team who ran the Atlanta marathon in Georgia, and both won first place in their respective divisions. My first reaction was “Wow!” My second reaction– I don’t think I would EVER convince my husband to run a marathon (nor would either of us win)! The story did get me thinking about running partners.
My husband is a natural-born athlete. He is just one of those people who seems to be able to try a sport and pick it up right away. He is built like a cross-country runner, and he would be an AWESOME distance runner if he ever decided to train like one. Although we have run a few races together, running is not a workout he would choose if given any other athletic option, with the exception of maybe water polo.
I sometimes try to bribe him to go for a run with me on the weekends. It’s always nice to have a little company-especially for long runs (even if it’s just for a few miles). For some reason or another, I am usually rebuffed. Maybe it’s better that way. I wonder if we did run together regularly, would it get to be competitive? If he was a runner, would we be secretly checking Garmins and comparing splits? I am competitive by nature, so it’s probably best we don’t run together! Do you run with your spouse or significant other?