While I don't exactly hate road races, I had little desire to run a race in Yorktown Heights, about an hour outside of Manhattan, the day after a 20-mile training run. I said as much to my eager partner, reminding him that I always rested the day after a long run.
"You might surprise yourself," he encouraged me, adding that he really wanted me there with him. It wouldn't be the same without me.
Those were some sweet sentiments, too lovely to ignore. "OK, sign me up!" I said.
Lena Dunham's Hannah makes a lot of astute points and relatable statements, but I have to disagree with her on the liberating power of saying no--at least when it comes to a romantic relationship. Whereas the action of compromising, as crucial as it is to a successful relationship, can be hard to swallow at times, nothing about my saying yes to my partner's sweet request felt difficult or compromising. In Read More »from Beyond the Art of Compromise, There's Power in Saying Yes