I'm not gonna lie, I'm delirious to have my partner in crime back. I love him to pieces (soppy, I know) and in addition, he comes in very handy when it comes to pushing me further with my running. When I came home from work, I didn't pause and flop on the sofa, instead we got our running gear on and did a short, fast run with some intervals. He's also now making dinner. Total keeper. 

I can, and do run alone but I also believe in the extra motivation that can be provided by having a running buddy. Whether it's your boyfriend or girlfriend, your coach or PT, your pooch or even the instructions or gentle encouragement from an app... Sometimes having a buddy by your side cheering you and pushing you further on is just lovely.