When I met my boyfriend seven years ago, I had recently taken up running. I was training for my second marathon and he was working like crazy on a political campaign, using what little free time he had to run, mostly for the mental break. That summer, after my marathon and the election he was working on, we moved in and, more importantly, started running together.
He pushed me out of my comfort zone, luring me to trails and new routes in our neighborhood. Running together was fun! Neither of us had any time goals, and simply enjoyed spending that time together. Honestly, we were smitten.
Little did I want to admit that easy-breeziness of this honeymoon period would not last. Seven years later, and our experience has illuminated some important rules for running with your significant other, without causing a break-up. Read more >>