Photo Credit: www.wickedrunningclub.com
I don’t know these people, but don’t they look like fun? They look like a bunch of friends who have run a few races together. They’re probably the kind of group of friends that gets together to run a couple of races a year. They email back ‘n forth their training schedules. They offer each other motivation to keep running. And they most likely have a blast when they run those races.
The NYRRC has a fabulous crowd of runners who get each other out all winter, spring summer, and fall, with a variety of races in all kinds of distances. You get a bunch of people to sign up and run a race together, meet up at a local, fun restaurant or pub afterwards, hang out and enjoy some good food, drinks and a bunch of giggles, and the whole thing becomes a fabulously fun time. I just love it. And I miss it, now that I’m not in NYC any more!
In my town, there are a couple of groups who get the races going and I’m now discovering a whole new world of friends who lace up their shoes on the weekends for a good run. Maybe I can get them to meet me and my fave person out for a celebratory snack, toast or beer. These people in this picture have inspired me to get out and make my next long run a really festive one. I can’t wait to deserve the celebration that will follow. Shall I try and run 9? Too soon to tell.
I’m up for some wicked good running, aren’t you?
May your next run be a good one.