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Friday, November 13, 2009

Remember that time I told you that I needed to find a group of people to run with? Well, I have found them. As of now it's two guys, one from my in-laws church, and his friend. They meet at the gym at 5:15 or 5:30 three days a week and run from there. I was a little apprehensive about running with people I didn't really know, but Mr. Broome knows one of the guys well and they are friends of Mr. Broome's family. So rest easy readers, I am in good hands.
I invited Lydia, my other running partner to go, but she is still working her way up to longer distances. I wasn't surprised when I got to the gym at 5:30 and she wasn't there. She had a late night at work the night before.
So we start off running this morning and the guys keep a nice pace that I am easily able to keep up with and I was feeling good. I was feeling thankful for the Lord sending me the opportunity to get more running time. He knows it makes me happy and He knows in the colder months I need the encouragement from others and people to run with in the dark.
We were running up to the square, not even a mile in, when we hear a car come zooming down the street and fly into the district attorney's parking lot to the left of us. I noticed the car was the same as Lydia's, but I knew she wouldn't have been able to find us after we left.
I was wrong. Out jumped Lydia. Running and smiling to us. The guys had never met her so they were a little confused. I introduced her as we ran up the sidewalk. One of the guys made a comment that all he thought when he saw her pull in was "I have never seen someone so excited and hurried to get to a city job, that early in the morning."

I was not wanting to get up this morning when I heard that 4:45 alarm, but the run is worth it. When I am not consistently running, I feel less like myself. I guess running makes me feel good inside and it's a little check off my daily accomplishment list.


Anonymous said...

That's wonderful that you found some people to run with. I'm glad that they are guys that way you don't have to worry about those crazies out there!

Aimes said...

your skinny!

ps my word verification that allows me to tell you that you are skinny is "pleap".. what is a pleap? Ponder on that one while running