Sometimes when I go for a run, I slack off instead of push myself. I’ve found that if I’m running with someone, I tend to slack a lot less. Having someone run or work out with you is great because you can help push one another to try harder. An accountability partner can keep you motivated and make your workouts more fun. Today I went running with my friend, Kaylee.
In high school she was always in great shape and loved running. She had a baby recently so now she’s working on getting back in shape. After running 1.3 miles without stopping, Kaylee admitted to me that she wouldn’t have been able to do that if I wasn’t with her. Running with me sparked her competitive spirit and made her push herself harder than she would have if she was alone. That’s the beauty of working out with a buddy. Lucky for me, my boyfriend, roommate, and friends like Kaylee are all working on getting in shape so I have several people to help keep me in line. If you’re not as fortunate to have several workout partner options, there are places online like Fit Link that can help you locate one near you. Through a workout buddy you can find encouragement, fun, motivation, and drive. The benefits are undeniable. Find a friend and keep each other on track.