FITNESS FRIENDS AND SWEATY BETTY
Nothing warms my heart more than working out with friends. Don’t get me wrong, I love my quiet Saturday morning runs alone but I love the camaraderie more. There’s something about sharing in sweat and
pain burn that unites people. This past week was a tough one for me, so my friends Cherbrale and Victoria came to my rescue and joined me at the Sweaty Betty Run Club.
When working out with friends, be a giver AND a receiver.
We all need someone to aspire to and someone who kicks our butts. These kinds of friends are needed in life to push us to be our better selves. However, we also need to encourage, motivate, and inspire someone else in their fitness journey. Why? Because someone did it for you first. When I first started running, my friends Lisa at Early Morning Run and Jason (who were twice as fast as I was) ran in the back with me. I am so incredibly grateful for friends like them who never let me walk, or give up. Because of friends like them (there were many more encouragers along the way), I became a “runner” and my life literally changed. I wouldn’t have started racing. I wouldn’t have started running marathons. And definitely wouldn’t be writing Lean Girls Club. I now consider my life to be blessed, and hope that I can positively influence someone who is starting in their fitness journey. Maybe someone else with start their own Lean Girls Club?
So friends, be a giver AND receiver. It’s just good karma.
PS: The friend working out with me in the photos is Victoria. She recently started blogging at The Running Stylist. Make sure to head over there and say hello!
Photos by: Cherbrale Hickman-Grinlinton