This morning, I told Jared I would go on a run with him.
It started off great. It was sunny and there was hardly anyone out as we ran along the water and towards the Golden Gate Bridge. He’s a little faster than me, but I tried to keep up (though I think I ate too much salmon and brussel sprouts last night because my stomach hurt….blah)
I stopped to walk for a min around the halfway point and then he met back up with me and we ran together again…..until I needed to walk again (I need to get into better running shape!) so he kept going.
I started running again….there was only about a mile and a half left anyways, but we were still separated and even though there weren’t many people on the trail, I still couldn’t see him.
I figured he would be waiting back at my apt for me without a key, so I cut up one street and took the short cut. When I got home, he wasn’t there.
So I waited. And waited.
And then, I ran back down the street, thinking maybe he was waiting for me. And he wasn’t there. You get the picture- back and forth of this not finding each other for another 20 minutes or so. I started picturing him being molested by psychos in the park bathroom- hahaha!
Anyway, we finally found each other after both running an extra 2 miles or so looking for the other person.
So, we were bad running buddies today for a few reasons:
1) We didn’t have a “what to do if we split up” plan
2) We didn’t follow the first rule of getting lost- STAY IN ONE PLACE
3) Neither of us had our phones
4) Stay on the predetermined path, don’t take short cuts
5) We both got all worried– he assumed I was hurt and asked the park ranger and other runners to find me!
So, moral of the story is: Lesson learned. Be a good running buddy. Communicate. Have an end spot. …….And for me, GET IN BETTER RUNNING SHAPE SO YOU CAN KEEP UP
- Who’s your running buddy? (or workout partner)
– Do you guys always stay together or do you split up sometimes?
- What’s your weekend workout plans?