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3 Reasons to Run with Your Significant Other

August 17th, 2012

If you and your significant other both run, lacing up and heading out together can be a great way to maximize your quality time. Here’s just a few of the benefits of running with your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, or special someone:

1. Build a Stronger Bond

Maybe you logged your longest run, or maybe you just made it through a tough speed session without calling it quits. Either way, the thrill of success is exhilarating. Being able to share that feeling with your partner can strengthen your connection, as you conquer challenges together. Although you may have different training goals, working as a team can help you both improve – your fitness and your relationship.

2. Motivate and Encourage

Running with a group or team can help motivate you on those hard-to-get-out-the-door days. In the same way, you and your significant other can encourage and motivate each other to get off the couch and push through training challenges. By mutually supporting each other’s running goals, you can develop your abilities to support each other in other areas of life as well.

3. C’mon, Get Happy

Every runner who has experienced that ‘runner’s high’ knows that running can make you feel on top of the world. When you run, your body releases endorphins, which can alter your mood in a positive way. If you and your partner head out on a run together, you both can feel jazzed. And who doesn’t want more happiness with their special someone?

Do you ever run with your significant other? What do you enjoy about sharing your run?

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