I was going to write about the weather because it’s been pretty weird as of late. It has been in the low 40′s during the day and then snows over night, just enough to cover the ground. Don’t get me wrong, I love waking up to a fresh snow, it’s clean and crisp but by mid morning it has melted and the mud has taken over the beautiful scenery.
Needless to say I’ve had a few opportunities to run outside this week. Yesterday, my mom wanted to hit our local bike path for a walk. We peer pressured dad into to going, and even brought the dog! While they walked with the dog, I ran. They racked up a few miles, I think mom said they managed 3, which is great for them because they don’t often get the opportunity to walk during the week. I got to put a big 7 on my training calendar. Mom and dad were nice enough to wait for me in the parking lot while I finished my last few miles. I didn’t take any pictures because I was pretty focused on keeping a decent pace (for me, which is slow).
I bragged to my brother a bit about my mileage and we made a run date for Tuesday. My point for sharing all this isn’t to gloat about how active my family is but to show you that you don’t have be physically active alone. While I was on the path yesterday, I saw a mother walking with her two daughters. Many couples were walking together, enjoying the mild weather together.
Going out to dinner, meeting a friend for coffee, inviting people over for brunch are easy ways to be social but being social doesn’t always have to revolve around food. Granted I love food and being social but walking, running, biking, rollerblading; they’re all great ways to be active AND great opportunities to be social.
I have posted about making physical activity social before, and I’ll continue to post about it because I hope it remains an integral part of my life.
Do you prefer to workout alone? or with friends?