So as we’re just over 20 weeks away from the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k, I thought it’d be a good time to re-start writing a blog. But first, let me introduce myself, my name’s Sabastian and I’m a wannabe keen runner. I’ll be looking after the 10k blog, along with the support and help from numerous guest posts, running experts, and so on.
The first topic I thought we’d touch on, is finding a decent running partner – running isn’t known for being the most social activity. Running is something that needs to become part of your weekly routine – consistency breeds success. Therefore, when training for a run, finding a good running partner that you can run with regularly is crucial on your path to success.
Luckily, there are a few options available to you. So take your pick, and get started today.
Now if you’ve got a bit of spare cash lying around, why not invest in the Joggobot, a companion robot for runners. Using a built-in camera, the autonomous drone hones in on sensors in a custom shirt and exhorts you to keep up with it. Forget snazzy sneakers and bright coloured tops, the joggobot will really make you look like a pro out on the road, but watch out for pylons and the darned strong winds that Swansea gets by the coast 🙂
Next up is man’s best friend. Think about it, if you’ve got a dog, they need to be walked as well. If you want to have a bit of a joke at the same time (who doesn’t), then why not dress up in a dog costume as well (*a dog walking a dog?!). Have you ever seen a *person walking multiple dogs at once, the leads getting crossed and tangled? Make sure that doesn’t happen to you. Remember, you’re the branch manager, and the dog’s your assistant (hypothetically)
So no need to keep pulling your dog back as it’s trying to go faster than you; you set the pace, and enjoy the run with your pet. But make sure you obey the Dos and don’ts when running with your dog.
*Make sure you’ve clicked some of the links, as there are some funny images that might make you giggle.
Make sure you’re strong enough to hold the dog back before you take your dog out. The last thing you want is being *pulled over and injured, because your Great Dane has seen a cat!
Finally, there’s finding a real human being to run and talk with 🙂
Make sure you have a read about how to find the right running partner for you, this can vary, as you may have different goals, fitness levels, surface preferences, and so on.
So why not find yourself the ideal running partner and start today, check back in next week for another fun-filled, giggling inspired post 🙂
From your friendly neighbourhood runner
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