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I have a friend from work whom I encouraged to take up running. I told her the benefits of running, offered my limited knowledge about shoes, gear and general tips.
All through her running she comes to work saying how cr@p she is. Today we went for a run together. Just under 6 miles, and she did that in a breeze at 9.40mm. Now ive been off running for a couple of months due to itbs and this was only my second run outside (having been training very gently on a treadmill for the last couple of weeks). Still thought heck, Im the one thats still crap.
She ended the run, and made me a cup of tea, whilst she entered the Reading half, which im also entered into.
Im thrilled for her (really I am), and my common sense head says that if i run with her, I will improve and maybe speed up, just i now dread her beating me at Reading. I know I sound like a spoilt child, and its all about each of us reaching our own potential blah blah, and I hate myself for even having these thoughts.
I have done 3 half marathons, and really wanted her to enjoy something that has given me so much self-confidence and pleasure. Just wish now I hadnt mentioned Reading
Off to beat myself with a stick for having such an ego .........