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I've got a fever...
I always ask him what his time was and for a while he was doing our usual 5k route faster than I was, but now I've stepped it up and my times are always faster than his.
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
A little competition is healthy, but don't let it screw up your training. For example, if you have a scheduled easy day after a hard interval workout, and your husband strolls in with a spiffy fast time on your 5k loop, don't feel compelled to try to go out and beat that time on that day. We have easy days and hard days for a reason, and sometimes competition makes us blow up our easy days when we should be recovering.
As far as the eye-rolling from hubby when you run long, try this on him. Larry Bird didn't shoot 500 shots every day after practice because he'd be called on to take 500 shots in a game -- he shot that many so that he knew he would make the shot when he took it in a game.
He just feels it's unhealthy to run long distances...
What healthy (or unhealthy) experience do you have with a competitive friend or family member?
I am way, way smarter than her, I just chose to enjoy the social aspects of college life more than her.
My wife still thinks she's smarter than me just because she graduated cum laude from college (we met in college and had the same major). She's not. I am way, way smarter than her, I just chose to enjoy the social aspects of college life more than her.
Barefoot and happy
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