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It’s time I start looking for a motivational morning running partner. Now, I have pretty strict requirements for this. If you know of anyone who falls in these categories, please feel free to have them email me asap, I need this person to kick my butt back into gear during my lazy morning runs. Not on my long runs, I have the wonderful Ann for my girl talk long runs.

You see I have this problem, it’s called I like to sleep. A lot. Waking up is not my strong point. I can get up no problem for work, but if it’s cold, dark or not work time, I am more apt to pull the covers over my head and press snooze. On the rare occasion that I do get up, I do love running in the mornings. I just need to remember that when the 5:00 am hour rolls around. So onto this search.

This person is preferably male. He is willing to come to my house, make me some warm tea and then yell at me to get out of bed. His yell must be forceful and he must tell me all the good things about working out early. He will NEVER turn on the light in the mornings though, because that is one of my biggest pet peeves. He will also never rip my covers off because I hate that too. He will then make me oatmeal as I get ready to go for a run. Don’t worry, I’m fine with instant oatmeal.

On our run, he will push me with encouraging words and tell me how great I look. He will tell me what a good job I’m doing and how I am going to do so much better at my next race. When I want to quit, he will keep me going by telling me that it’s not worth it to quit and that I only have a few more miles left and that I can do it! He will keep track of all my splits and progress during our training as well. He will carry my fuel belt and make sure that I’m properly hydrated. If I ever get stuck in a bathroom dilemma, he will wait for me outside and not make fun of me.  And when I want to be done, he will yell at me to keep going. I do well with yelling, if you couldn’t tell.

Then we have the non running workout after that will give me abs of steal and a Marissa Miller body. He will show me how to do the workouts and tell me never to give up. He will be encouraging and firm and let me know when I’m doing things wrong and will do the countdown on each exercise. Oh wait, you call that a personal trainer?  Innnnnnteresting. Well my last requirement is that he looks like this…


GoodNESS Ryan Reynolds… get me in shape, I’ll even run stairs with you!


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  • Reply SoloRunner

    HOT DAMN!!! I want him ;)To train me of course lol

    August 15, 2009 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply michelle

    Ah, I was going to volunteer, but unfortunately I look nothing like Ryan Reynolds.

    Sorry chica!

    August 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply christina cadden

    Lol, you crack me up! He is so hot!

    August 15, 2009 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply Es

    That scene in The Proposal where he didn’t have any clothes on; I could watch that scene over and over.

    Let’s just say Scarlett is one lucky girl!

    August 15, 2009 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Ness

    I love the way you write :) so funny… great imagination:))

    August 15, 2009 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Jaime

    When you find this guy, will you see if he has an east coast brother? I could use some motivation myself in the form of a Ryan Reynolds lookalike.

    August 15, 2009 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Morgan


    I will be very jealous if you get an applicant.

    I am pretty thankful in that my Long Run partner, the Lazy Runner is just about all those things… except I can’t get him to plan anything for the life of me and he def doesn’t look like Ryan…


    August 15, 2009 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply ShutupandRun

    I would do absolutely anything he told me to do. Anything.

    August 15, 2009 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Sam

    I don’t look like that. My hair is much shorter.

    August 15, 2009 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Tara

    Excuse me one moment while I wipe the drool off my iPhone! Ha ha also the only thing I will ever have in common with Marissa Miller is the last name….damn those abs…Ryans and Marissa’s!

    August 15, 2009 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Jen

    Keep us posted on how that works out with Ryan!

    August 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply Sasha

    Yes…. ever since Van Wilder… I’m all about Ryan Reynolds!

    August 15, 2009 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Astro

    if you are ever in central Illinois I’ll run with and coach you for the weekend. I might even let in on a Shaolin workout as well.

    August 15, 2009 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Candice

    Yummy! Thanks for the eye candy!! Oh, and the entertaining post =)

    August 15, 2009 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply The Laminator

    Dang, those are some tough requirements…good luck! And if you do find such a hottie, can you find out if she has a sister around the same age that can come to the east coast and get me out of bed in the morning as well…

    August 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply ilovesteaks

    Looks like you ain’t running in the morning with those requirements! har har! Just be like me and slog through the miles after work while being honked at by random rich Irvine kids driving in their mommy’s bmw. :)

    August 15, 2009 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Jen

    Yes please! When you find him, will you let me know? Could we share him? We could switch off days…yes? ;)

    PS – I too hate it when people throw on the lights and take off the covers. It’s just plain rude!

    August 15, 2009 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply jamie

    Soooo when you find this guy… clone him for me! I need one too! Thanks!

    August 15, 2009 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Stuart

    Who’s Ryan Reynolds?

    August 15, 2009 at 11:23 pm
  • Reply JennyMac

    I can NOT believe how ripped he is now. Good for him. And hopefully he will call you for a some stair training. :)

    August 16, 2009 at 4:53 am
  • Reply Denise

    YUM!!! I need me one of those, too!

    August 16, 2009 at 5:05 am
  • Reply Alisa

    Haha! Well, I’m not male and I don’t have abs of steel but I could be your virtual morning running partner.

    August 16, 2009 at 7:07 am
  • Reply Heather @ Alis Grave Nil

    Mr. Hot Reynolds. I love it.

    August 16, 2009 at 8:31 am
  • Reply Mrs. Stethoscope

    How can you think about working out or for that matter think about anything else then those smoking hot abs when looking at him, after we saw the proposal I told me husband not to be offended but when he comes knowcking on my door I will have to divorce my husband

    August 16, 2009 at 8:42 am
  • Reply J

    I dont know if I meet all your requirements but If I lived in Cali I would run with you in the mornings! I am sure there is someone out there that will get your butt into gear girl!

    August 16, 2009 at 1:14 pm
  • Reply Heather @runfastermommy

    GOOD LORD who knew that was hiding under Ryan Renold’s shirt!! I had no idea!

    August 16, 2009 at 1:14 pm
  • Reply Billy Burger

    Please stop objectifying men. We have brains. And feelings.

    August 16, 2009 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Megan

    Oh Ryan Reynolds.. I salivate.

    I would get out of the bed for that, and I DESPISE getting out of the bed.

    August 16, 2009 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Markemmanuel

    @ Billy Buger: Thank you for speaking up for us men! :P

    August 16, 2009 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    I could use a running buddy that looked that good too… ahhhhhhhh :) :) :) :)

    Ryan is <3

    August 16, 2009 at 6:23 pm
  • Reply Joy

    Oh dear heavens!

    I think Ryan Reynolds can get me out of bed at 3am to train.

    Thanks for the eye candy :)

    August 16, 2009 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply cac muffin

    Oh man ryan reynold could get me up to run any day of the week!!!

    August 16, 2009 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply kristin

    I would wake up for him! Oh ryan…hehe. Goodluck!

    August 17, 2009 at 5:52 am
  • Reply Jenny from Lucky in Love

    Could I borrow him when you’re done? Thanks!

    August 17, 2009 at 6:20 am
  • Reply Shannon

    Wow – I would totally go to the gym to stare at him! Heck, I’ll even skip the tea and oatmeal! LOL

    August 17, 2009 at 6:56 am
  • Reply Maggie @ It Is Everlasting

    Love it. If you find someone let me know so we can clone him and mail him to me in STL. Mr. Everlasting is great but he does that whole flipping the light on whereas I would prefer waking up with a light massage! Hahah.

    August 17, 2009 at 7:36 am
  • Reply Tara

    I just wanted to let you know this is the 1st thing I looked at this morning…makes Monday start off so much better! ha ha

    August 17, 2009 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Melanie

    Hahaha, I love this post. I’d give just about anything to work out with Ryan Reynolds myself. Too bad he married that Scarlett chick… haha

    PS – Don’t eat oatmeal before a run. It always exacerbates my running tummy issues because of all the fiber, so I don’t recommend it to others with tummy issues. :)

    August 17, 2009 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Felice

    Ha!! Love it! Yeah, that would be nice. I’d run stairs for him too!

    August 17, 2009 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Tara

    oh my word.. break me off a piece of that hahahah ;)

    August 17, 2009 at 10:19 am
  • Reply Marlene

    A girl can dream!

    August 17, 2009 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Zuleika

    Wow… you weren’t kidding. I will finish an Ironman in no time if I train with him.

    Zu “ZuleAzul”

    August 17, 2009 at 6:10 pm
  • Reply aron

    why dont you just move up to the bay area already and you will have a number of running partners… pretty please?!?!

    August 18, 2009 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Marathon Maritza

    I’m sorry but Ryan Reynolds is too busy to help.

    Too busy falling in love with ME!

    August 19, 2009 at 8:02 pm
  • Reply Zoë

    Ohmygosh…Ryan Reynolds as a workout buddy would be a dream! Perhaps scientists should just clone him and there would be RR personal trainers for everyone! *sigh*

    August 20, 2009 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    I love me some Ryan Reynolds..if he and ScarJo ever break up I’m calling him:)

    August 22, 2009 at 2:18 pm
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