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Get Physical: Go For a Jog Together

I know this one seems relatively basic, but one of the best ways to get out and about with your partner-in-crime (husband, best friend, mom, etc) is by going for a good ol' jog. My husband loves running outside and so do I, but sometimes neither of us feel like going at it alone, especially on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon.

This weekend you and a partner should dust off the old running shoes and go for jog. This gives you the opportunity to chat about everything you missed in each other's lives during the week (plus then you can use the talk test to make sure you're keeping good pace). I like to make it a friendly competition with my husband. For example, the first person that wants to take a break and walk has to do the dishes after dinner for a whole week. Jogging is a fabulous calorie burner (130 lb woman can burn 590 calories/hour and 190 lb man can burn about 863 calories/hour) for everyone involved, not to mention a great way to check out your neighborhood. You'll both feel great that you've accomplished the run together, which makes it a great bonding activity too!

Fit's Tip: Bring the dog along to give everyone some much needed exercise. Is the jogging partner you want miles away? Well, there's always the option to jog virtually.

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SU3 SU3 10 years
The boyfriend and I do the dishes thing as well. Sad to say... it's usually me, but that's not always the case when we race in the pool! :P I think it's such a great way of bonding especially since sometimes we have such different schedules. Another thing we do when racing is whoever wins gets a massage! I always like those! :D
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 10 years
I would like to be able to do this, but my partner in crime hates jogging! PLUS he burns really easily. I guess I'm sticking to the gym if I want his company!
amyfinke amyfinke 10 years
Sometimes I wish my husband ran with me...other times I enjoy the solitude :)
krisua krisua 10 years
About the dog: my dog hates the jogging! She just sits down and doesn't move when she'd tired, and she gets tired in about 6...9 kms :D
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