"Be Kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another." Romans 12:10
It was a humid drizzly run. Jama took me on some back roads to enjoy the fall colors. It was hard to notice anything other than the hills that continued to roll out in front of me as we were running a sub 8minute pace. "JAMA, Your killing me!!"
We added a couple water breaks in there to catch our breath and back out we blasted.
We laughed and encouraged one another. This is the power of good running partners.
GOOD RUNNING PARTNERS ARE LIKE GREAT FRIENDS:
- They hold you accountable.
- They push you to be better.
- They encourage you when your just not feeling it.
- They share their experience and wisdom to help you be better.
- They meet you where YOU are at not necessary where they are at in order to motivate, encourage or just get you going.
“If you don't have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain't getting them.”Runners are passionate about running so much many think the whole world should run. They see not just the health benefits of running but the wisdom that comes with running. The camaraderie amongst one another. They see laughter, goals, victories, challenges, defeats and even ailments. But they encourage one another in all of them. I have gotten more encouragement from runners I have met for the first time that you might think we were long time friends. Runners KNOW the power of words.
― Christopher McDougall.
― Christopher McDougall.
Many runners are spiritual and deep. They may not have religion but they do know the power of words.
On my run today as my physical tank depleted I could feel my mind strengthen. Jama like all my running partners is full of good words. Uplifting and inspiring. She shared scripture with me to hold me accountable and to be a better me.
Just like us runners do. We try to help others be the best them.
MY GIFT TO YOU!!!
I got a 20$ gift certificate to Gazelle Sports for my Ultra. I will NEVER use it. I am not in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids or Holland Michigan. If you would like this HERE is how!
- Must be a follower of the blog
- I posted a question on todays post about running partners. Leave an answer on blog about running partners.
- email me your Address!
- First email I get!!
Power Balls (Stephanie's recipe that Kelli stole!)
Peanut butter (crunchy or regular)
*Combine and roll into BALLS!!!
|Kelli and I with Stephanie's Power balls! |
What Do YOU like about having a Running Partner??