Your running group. Who do you usually run with? A running club? A group run at a store? A buddy? Your dog? No one? Whatever, take a picture of it, even if it’s just you looking lonely.There are a few different groups that I like to run with, and I am very lucky in this sense. Running with a buddy or a group has that important element of accountability.
My Number 1 running buddy is:
(as if you couldn't have already guessed that one) She's always ready for a run, no matter what. She never complains, is always excited, and watches out for me. She really is a great companion in every way!
As much as I love running with my pup, when it is hot or rainy she stays at home. She doesn't do so well with speedwork or long runs so she gets jealous when I have to go on a run without her. When I'm not running with my dog, I'm usually meeting up with my local running group:
(aka the FN Runners)
When I was training for my marathon back in 2011, I signed up for the CARA training program which led me to another amazing running group:
These folks are so inspiring. There is so much to learn from these marathon veterans including words of wisdom, tips for race day, and lots of tips/ideas on how to fit runs into any schedule. Many have qualified for Boston and they are always ready to cheer on a friend during a local race. I'm lucky to have found so many wonderful running friends that helped lead me to my first marathon, and other successful races along the way. When I lace up my Asics and decide to do another marathon some day, I know my fellow Yankee Runners will help me get there.
Last but not least, there are my friends Kate S and Kate LF. When we first met, we realized that we liked to run and started running races together. We've all come such a long way together as friends and as runners, accomplishing so much along the way. I'm so lucky to have friends that love to run as much as I do, to train and race with.
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