It was early, cold, dark, and with strangers. Yup, my first time running with a running group was this morning. They meet at the ass crack of dawn, well actually it’s before dawn shows it’s ass crack.. 6:15 A freakin’M – These people are early birds!
I met the “leader”, well, he appeared to be the leader, he was very nice and welcoming. He introduced me to a few ladies in the group who are also training for the women’s half marathon.
We headed out around 6:30, I quickly figured out they were going to run a much quicker pace then I. I hung for a few minute, then fell behind. I’m not trying to kill myself in the first mile, no thanks.
I also quickly found out this run wasn’t going to be as quick as I wanted, oh well.
Here’s how it went:
I have to toot my horn a little right here; This is something that I would never have done a year ago, heck, maybe even 6months ago. Running has totally pushed me outside my comfort zone and made me a much, uhm, more social person? I don’t know. Going to a running group, where I don’t know a single person is not something that the “old” me would do. I don’t know if its my confidence from running, the fact that I have no friends in H-Beach, or just that I’m 25 and a little more mature now. Whatever it is, I am proud of myself. Toot over. Thanks.
Next weekend I am doing a 1mi fun run with a friend who is starting to run. We are dressing up in costumes. More about that later.. it’s going to be interesting, that is for sure!
Happy Weekend, ya’ll!