It is safe to say that many marathon long runs are planned with friends. And century ride training is done with a peloton. And ocean water swims are done as a group, and should never be done alone.
Which brings me to my challenge for 2010. Why not, for the new year, become The One. The one who is on that street corner waiting for your friend so you can run together. The one who accepts the challenge of entering and running in the local 10K then trains with a buddy and crosses the finish line together. The one who is always at Masters practice, or the track, or the meeting place for the group rides. Always.
Reliable. Available. A Goal Setter. Why not, for the new decade, try and be the person that others can count on. Resolve now to not miss a workout, be there when you said you'd be there, and support those that are supporting you. Make a goal to strive for something beyond your reach. Then work with others to get there. Because doing it alone isn't nearly as fun as doing it together.