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Do You Work Out With Your Spouse?

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As I've written about before, I am a runner. I also attend a strength boot camp class and hike/walk/etc. My husband is a basketball star, and likes to lift weights at the gym. When we moved to our small town twelve years ago, there were no fitness classes offered. I thought I'd try running, so he bought me a book on running and ran with me until I could run without stopping. As soon as I could do that, he quit, because he "hates running."

He's added some speed intervals to his workout and has decided that he wants to run in our town's 10K race in June. He could probably run it without any training whatsoever, because he is naturally athletic (NOT FAIR) and has long legs. He's decided to run the course with me once a week until race day and last Friday was our first go at it. He ran at my pace, and it was great to have the company.

I don't think that that this will be a regular deal after the race, as he can run much faster than I can, but it's fun for now. We still have hiking and biking that we share, so there's that.

How about you? Do you work out with your spouse or significant other?

by on May. 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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by Member on May. 15, 2013 at 5:13 PM
That's so nice!!!

Quoting candycrush:

 Actually we do. We go to the gym together about 5 days a week.

by Member on May. 15, 2013 at 5:14 PM
:-( that must be a bummer.

Quoting Kmakksmom:

The only part of his body that my husband exercises is his fingers. When he puts them on his Xbox controller, they get lots of workout time in every day.

So no, he doesn't exercise with me. :(

by on May. 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM

 When we can, yes

by on May. 15, 2013 at 7:04 PM

 LOL  Sounds like my husband.

Quoting timon95:

no we do not. he would drive me crazy - thinks he knows it all and would constantly be telling be telling me how i need to be doing everything and what i need to do. if we worked out together it would not end well.


by on May. 15, 2013 at 7:04 PM

No, we don't.

by on May. 15, 2013 at 7:06 PM
Sometimes :-)
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by on May. 16, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Its fun to workout with your spouses. I believe thats again quality time spent. I go for brisk walks with my husband daily. Initially I was a very slow walker and was difficult keeping pace with him. But gradually I learnt to walk fast like him. But I really miss him when he cannot accompany me for those walks. Thats the time I get where its only me and him and we are working out and also talking to each other...

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by on May. 18, 2013 at 10:29 PM

NO, my husband is a Mr. Know it all and he would drive me crazy

by on May. 21, 2013 at 6:33 PM

No, neither of us works out, we just talk about it a lot.

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