Thursday, May 3, 2012

Buddy System

Remember the "Buddy System" from elementary school that we used on field trips to ensure that everyone stayed with the group?  Well, it always made things more fun than having to walk single file, all alone.

I've decided that this method still works to this day!  On Saturday, my BFF drove all the way from the Bay Area so we could try a 3 mile walk/jog to see how we will do in our 5k on June 3rd.  I was able to map out a 3.6 mile round trip on MapMyRun, that didn't seem to hard.  We did  a few things to make it closer to 4 miles total.  From start to finish, including an extra walk around my court and 5 minutes of stretching, it took us 55 minutes.  We probably walked more than we should have, but we had a lot to catch up on.

4 miles was definitely the longest I have done in a LOOOONG time, so the fact that we made it without passing out from exhaustion thrilled me!

Our hour passed by quickly.  In addition to catching up we experienced 2 dogs trying to jump over fences to attack us {okay, the second dog probably would have licked us to death, but the first dog would have enjoyed feasting on my thick legs}.  Then as we got closer to home it seemed like bees were just attracted to me.  No joke - a few actually stopped in mid air as I was running and I had to jog around them {my BFF is my witness that I am not overreacting}!

Once we got home, we cooled down a bit then hubby drove us to Qdoba for lunch....yum!

We both felt so accomplished that we decided to get together at least once a month on a weekend to take a jog.  This will mean both of us driving 45 minutes to meet in the middle, but we know it's going to be so worth it.  We're meeting one more time before out actual 5k, so I am excited to see how our time improves between what we did Saturday and at the end of May.


  1. I totally agree with you. Running with buddies makes everything better. Unless they are faster than me. Then I just get angry and exhausted from trying to keep up! Have a good weekend!

    1. HA HA That just motivates me to get my short legs moving a little bit faster!

  2. I think the buddy system on ALL occasions is the way to go :D
    I love the HG reference..teehee!!