I was kinda lucky I was able to persuade the Lonerunner to write a running blog post again even just for once. Maybe, if I will be able to gather a good number of comments telling him to go back to blogging, LR (as we fondly call him then) will seriously consider taking out his blog from retirement.
Meanwhile, let me now share to you his latest and only blog post after a long while. WARNING: Material has some touches of adult content. Parental Guidance is recommended.
RUNNING BUDDY BLUES
A guest post by the LONERUNNER
Do you feel that your running buddy is boring you?
He/She is no longer as fun as before?
His/her jokes are getting corny?
Sometimes we cannot help it, but after awhile we get bored with someone we run with.
Below are valuable tips on how to overcome the boredom associated with being too familiar with your running friend:
Role Playing: You and your running buddy will play a role. One can play the role of a cop chasing the robber or a teacher chasing the naughty schoolboy. This will add spice to your runs.
Bondage: It is putting a restraint to add challenge to your run. You can use rope, handcuffs, necktie or chains. Locking the other will give your run a new twist.
Talk dirty: sometimes cursing can relive stress from hard runs.
Threesome: you can ask another runner to join your runs. The other person can give you new perpective to make your run more enjoyable.
Foursome or moresome: You can invite more than one to join you and your buddy. You can add as many as you like.
Exploring other positions: If both of you are heel striker, you can maybe switch to midfoot for several weeks. Trying something new can make run less boring.
Toys: One of you can buy a new gear. Maybe a new Garmin, a brand new space-age Hydropack , a new tech shirt. New gadgets can be a new topic you can discuss while doing your long runs.
Costume: you can wear costumes or props while running. A new look can pique interest. You can try Nurse’s uniform, Stewardess, Car Mechanic or even maid’s uniform etc…
Home Video: you can also record and make a home video of your runs. You can set it on a tripod or ask someone to film both of you.
Hopefully, this post can help you overcome boredom when running with your friend.
Run on, friends!
Kulitrunner’s footnote: Many thanks to Smith for this post. Sa uulitin!