| Angie Counios

Workout buddies

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

- African Proverb.

Partnerships work.

Most people need a workout buddy.

It's a fact that if you have someone you are accountable to you will do more. According to the article Strength in Numbers: The Importance of Fitness Buddies from Experience Life, 43 % of couples who join a gym drop out if they go alone and ONLY 6.3 % drop out if they go with their partner. That's a huge difference.

Who's my buddy?

I'm watching Dave post his brains out! Every. Single. Day. I spend the day at school working with teens and then I come home and see Dave's been busy on here telling you guys about his/our days. Part of this gives me gets anxious that I am not carrying my weight in the partnership (although Dave has never complained) but his output actually has me blogging more.

Another example

When I first started running I would always run harder, longer and faster when I ran with my jogging 'coach' (for lack of a better word). When I ran alone I would too often take it easier on myself. Lame. Totally lame.

Accountability works.

So when that pang of "OH MY GOD I WANT TO DO ANOTHER POST" hits and I feel the intense need to keep up, I giddy-up and write one. I know with my teaching day it's a little tough but I also know that I am blogging way more now than I did before.

Thanks Dave!

PS: I never did read that other post that you deleted, Dave. I didn't have a chance. Sorry, dude.

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