Photo Credit: April Greer
Chances are, if you’ve been working out for any extensive period of time, you’ve likely had a “workout partner” at one point. Your experience with said partner could’ve been great, mediocre or it could’ve been so treacherous that you would rather eat dirt or light your shorts on fire. I know about the latter from personal experiences.
I’ve had many friends and acquaintances over the years ask to work out with me, but something usually came up. Many flaked out, our schedules changed or I just got sick and tired of doing more talking than lifting. I guess the only time I’ve ever had a steady workout partner was during athletics when we all trained together – we had no choice. Then, after high school, my best friend lived with me for a summer and we continued to work out together. He’s been the only workout partner I could actually stand and this was because we had similar goals and shared the same athletic background, plus he is practically my brother. He then went off to school on a football scholarship and I was on my own again. [Read more…]