Next, I am a fair weather trainer. No cold yucky rain for me, unless it is race day or close to it.
I know I am never going to actually win a marathon, so I just go for the ones that are fun.
To put my regimen in perspective, training is just like going outside to play when I was a kid. I still like to play outside with my friends. We ride our bikes. We run. We go swimming.
The big difference is: Now “going out to play with my friends” is “TRAINING.”
So here’s why I train:
I have good friends to share the “hurt locker.”
We spread the love.
We practice Yoga with the Easter Bunny.
Training means running in the New York City Marathon with friends …
… and Crossing the finish line together.
In training we also practice laughing a lot.
It’s surprising to find out what we look like clean, sweet-smelling, and in clothes. How can you spend hours and hours each week playing with your friends and then you don’t even recognize each other in the mall?
Training with friends: There’s strength in numbers and always somebody to go out to play with.