Contributed by Kristine Ciardello and Cassie Pisone
Tis’ the season for love. All kinds of love. Love of your life. Friend love. Puppy love.
And the love of running.
It’s real, y’all.
And even more real? The love of the running buddy.
I mean who else do you get to talk about your pre, mid and post run fueling with? Who else motivates you to get out the door at 6am and hit the pavement? Who else understands obsessing over Garmin splits and paces?
It’s not an easy task to find the perfect running buddy. Your paces have to almost match, you’ve got to push each other, you’ve got to both agree to not throw things out like “just a little bit further!”… and you’ve got to have your post-run brunch game in sync.
We (Kristine and Cassie) found each other through our love of running (and blogging!), and we’ve never looked back.
Without further ado, why we love running – together!
K: We love running together, but who would be your dream running buddy to Hopper’s Hands and back?
C: Oh man, that’s a tough one. Is it lame to say my dad?
K: Not at all. Does Kate Middleton run?
K: If we weren’t running together, what’s on repeat on your playlist?
C: I’m not going to lie, I listened to “Formation” by Beyonce like 6 times in a row the other day. So any Beyonce, really.
K: Judge me, but I LOVE running to Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” or Nick Jonas “Levels”.
K: If you could take the other to your favorite spot to run, where would it be?
K: Paris! I absolutely love running up and down the Seine. And I know Cassie would be the perfect running buddy to get coffee and breakfast afterwards […]