Shhh … I’m Running.
I love to talk — a lot. And there are times when I’m running that talking is exactly what I want (and need) to do, but then there are times when I just need silence. Normally, this is when I’m pushing myself to go faster, or if the run is inexplicably hard. Or, I just need to zone out. Either way, it’s great to have a running partner who understands and allows for this comfortable silence.
My husband never talks unless he is pacing me and announcing the mile splits. He’s also responsible for making my runs a little challenging, so talking isn’t an option, anyway.
But over the years, I have had several partners who are happy to oblige my quiet time. And honestly, I think they like the break as well. Two runners, lost in thought, quietly supporting one another. I can’t think of anything better. – Amie