I am sure there have been posts on this before, but having promised our lovely Irish Princess that I would pop a few things out there whilst she is away, I came across this.
On this site, it was the become a run leader link that interested me...
This got me thinking about motivation and how others get involved in exercise. I have read posts on here about spouses, partners, friends etc, having seen the great benefits of running, and then wanting to have a go themselves..( or run a mile in the other direction)!
My husband, for example, has always been active; he cycles, walks, was a volunteer in Snowdonia Mountain Rescue, Adventure training officer in the RAF Reserve, black belt in Judo, the list goes on... and on! All of which he really enjoyed and some of those activities,he still does. He has encouraged and supported me, wholeheartedly to do C25K... ( go on get out there, it's only a drop of rain) ...and to carry on with my running.
He has no personal desire to run... ever, has shown no desire to participate in training, go to a gym, yoga etc, but..when he found out about a new Pilates class that I was intending starting yesterday, he asked if I would mind if he came along...After I had picked myself up from the floor.. that was fine. I was surprised, but he felt the type of class it was, offered what he feels he need at this moment in time.
So...I wondered.. how many of us have spouses, partners, family, friends, or work colleagues, who have caught the exercise bug... but not just running, any sort of exercise, which has followed on from our running examples, and whether many of us actually caught the running bug from someone else?
Just food for thought really...