Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Running With The Big Dog

I love running with other people: Whether it's tens of thousands of strangers at a major race, or just a handful of familiar faces at a local race - I love it.  But, most of all, I love running with my people: Friends, old and new, colleagues and family.  Love it.

This morning Will and I found ourselves with corresponding gaps in our diaries.  And before it could disappear into oblivion, unutilized and under-appreciated, we went for a run.  Together.  I know - prepare yourselves for a  rainstorm.

The best of all my attempts at a jumping pic.  Yeah, I really nailed it.  [Will didn't want to jump, because his "legs weren't properly warmed up yet".  Sigh.]

Our run went a little something like this:

Will: "Are you tired?"
Me (gasping for air): "No". 

A little while later:

Will: "Are you tired?"
Me (still gasping for air): "No, this is just my pace".

And another while later:

Me: "Shouldn't we be headed back home now?"
Will (while running circles around me and whistling the national anthem): "But this is such a scenic route!  Puuuuush!  Puuuuuuush!  You can do it!"

Grrrr.  But so did: I pushed.  And I grunted.  And I gasped for air.  It sure wasn't pretty, but I loved every painful minute of it.  And most importantly: I survived.  With no pains and no niggles.  Whoop!  

Done.  And done.

Will's post-mortem of our run concluded that "there is still lots of work to be done".  On my side, of course.  Duly noted.  But watch out, Big Dog - I'm coming for you!

8 comments:

  1. Haha nothing like running with someone to really push you!

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    1. I totally agree - at this rate I might actually be breaking that elusive sub-50 10 km soon...!

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  2. Nice one! Runs with special people are the best.

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  3. My better improvements happened when I didn't run alone.
    Nice run (with also the national anthem)!

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    1. Holding thumbs that running with Will will improve my running too!

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  4. Haha I laughed out loud at the "legs weren't properly warmed up" part. I love the conversation between the two of you. My mom usually rides along side of me on the bike while I run and when I first started back up she would ask "are you feeling ok?" and I would get a little snappy and say "of course I'm feeling ok! Are you saying I don't look ok?!" Which of course, I obviously didn't because I was sucking for air like it was my job. ;)

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    1. Lol, we're SO similar in that respect! Will and I used to cycle together many moons ago, and, of course, I was waaaay slower than him. I used to get soooo grumpy when he'd ask me if I was okay - the first question out of my mouth was always "why - don't I look okay?!". Haha, at least we giggle about it now :) .

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