Saturday, February 21, 2009
The Winter Racing Circuit is in full swing. Two weeks ago, my friend Mandy and I ran the 5K. Today was the 10K and we had the pleasure of taking yet another crazy running lady with us to the fun--our new friend Melissa.
For years I preferred to run alone because it was my escape time, nearly sacred for the effect it had on my self confidence and mood. Also, it's totally hard to run and talk! I supposed I could run and listen but for me keeping quiet would be harder than regulating my breathing during a chat!! I began tolerating running with others when I hit a totally unmotivated stage. I couldn't get my lazy self out of bed except when I was beholden to someone else. Now I love, love, love to run with other people and I have a handful of girlfriends that drag me along their path to accomplishment. Sometimes we run with each other, sometimes we start together and go our own way/speed but it's always great.