Yesterday, I ran a sub 9-minute mile. For me, that was the equivalent of deciding to have lunch on the moon! I’m not a runner and when I do run, I do so slowly. The reason I was able to run a mile in under 9 minutes was because my daughter ran with me, and she’s a runner. I did my best to keep her pace. We only ran 1.5 miles in total.
Why am I sharing this with you and no, it’s not to humble brag (can you really brag about 1.5 miles? LOL). I ran faster because I tried to keep up with Katie, she was my pacer. During these incredibly uncertain times, who are you “running” with? Nobody has “run” this course before, but we all run better when we run with a partner. And the partner makes it safer and more fun and we might even choose to go farther and get better.
Our “running partner” during this pandemic should not be our spouse/partner; this is the role for a trusted friend, colleague or coach. This is a space for venting, brainstorming, and maybe even downright dumping. Two heads are better than one. If you are trying to navigate this storm alone, please stop. You know I am a big fan of accountability partners, so I guess we can call this our pandemic partner. We all need one — immensely!
PS We had 3 winners this week for The Wake Up Call. I’ll announce them tomorrow.