What to do?
Saturday, May 01, 2010
Every evening at 9:00 pm I have a standing running date with my neighbour. We currently run/walk 3.3 miles. I look forward to our evening run, I love being able to get caught up with the happenings in each other's daily lives. I count her as my best friend. Anyhow the issue.... I feel like I'm not pushing myself enough when it comes to my running. It takes us 50-55 minutes to finish 3.3 miles and I know if I was by myself I could cut that time down, burn more calories and reach my goal of running a 5K before the end of the summer. So my problem is... what do I do? Do I stop running with my friend and run myself so I can reach MY goals faster, Do I continue running with my friend at her pace and reach OUR goals together? Or do I find time to do both? Run myself in the morning and then run again in the evening with my friend?
The other issue is I know if I stop running with my friend, she will stop running all together, and honestly that would kill me to know that I was one of the reasons she stopped. She currently is just over 250lbs and has dropped approx. 15lbs since we started running again 3 weeks ago. I'm so proud of her for that and I want her to continue.
Any advice dear Spark friends?