A lot of my closest friends I worked out with. Jami and I spent at least 4 days a week (most weeks) at the gym together. Tracey and I spent almost every Sunday doing our long runs together and biked a lot too. I miss my friends terribly and I especially miss my workout buddies.
I've been making some friends here in Texas but I need a running buddy! Running those LONG miles alone just isn't appealing to me. I know lots of people do it but I love running along side my friend talking about what's going on in our lives, gossiping or just discussing. As a matter of a fact, I told Tracey during one of those long runs how I always wanted to start a blog. She promised she'd read it! Thanks Trace!
|First run of 2010!|
So I did it! I went out on a limb and asked someone I just met if she'd like to do long runs together. Guess what? We're going out for our first run together on Sunday. She's training for the 1/2 marathon and I'm doing the full so her mileage will always be less than mine but I'll take it!
Everyone say hi to Julie!
I think part of being successful in anything you do is finding what works for you. For me, combining girl time and workout time WORKS!
Julie told me about a great running trail only a couple of miles away from my house. How did I not know about this? The trail is 6.75 miles long, the first 2 miles are concrete and then I guess it changes into a trail.
|First run of 2011! (scary pic)|
Today I set out to do 4 miles and welcomed the change in scenery. I was in heaven. This trail was great. I guess it is even more scenic in the spring. I only got to see the first 2 miles (I did an out and back) so I'm eager to see the rest on Sunday.
Seeing as I haven't run (or exercised) in over three weeks until yesterday, I was pleased with my first run of 2011.
Sure that was an 11:08 average and normally I'd be unhappy with that but I am honestly embracing every single run no matter how slow. I'm thankful that I'm out there and I'm doing it! I feel so good afterward no matter what. I never regret a run, EVER!
I'm excited to run the trail again on Sunday with Julie. Don't worry friends, I might make new friends but I'll never forget the old!