Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Oh what FUN!

Running with friends is always fun, but running with a group of FRIENDS, FANTASTIC! Who knew? I had no idea what a great time it would be. Our Friday morning running club continues and is growing. We had 8 great gals this last Friday who ran and it was a great run, even though it was a tough, hilly course! What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? Yah, that's right! How many times have you said that on the tough part of a run? Too many times to count? Remember my, "I love where I live" post...that's the course we ran. It was another beautiful day for this run and again got to appreciate the amazing views with some fun gals. The hills are killer for the last 2 or so miles...straight up, oh WHAT FUN!?!?! A hard is always BETTER with people running it with you. Added an extra mile at the end for a 6.25 mile run! Good time had by all...well I hope by all!

Was so happy to have my dear friend, Jamie run with us.  It's been forever since we have run together!  Missing our runs together!

On Sunday I had some FREE time,  WHAT....FREE time!  I always get anxious with my free time and can never decide what to do since it so rarely happens!  I did a variety of things and one of them included a walk...run...walk...oh we will just run with Gracie, our dog.  It was so much fun!  I haven't taken Gracie out for a long time and was a little worried how she would do so we stayed close to home and did some laps.  She did great and it was so enjoyable!  We did 2 miles and then I did a little more after dropping her off at home.  I did a 3 mile run with her today and she did great.  It's great having her with me while I run and I know she loves being outside.  I love that she smiles...can you see how happy she is in the picture?  Cracks me up! 

I trained for most of marathon SOLO and now...the solo thing does not sound fun to me at all.  What has happened.  I used to prefer to do all my running solo and was scared to run with people...now it's all about the people runs!  I love it and it makes my runs so much more enjoyable with friends, a group of friends or my Gracie girl!  What fun!

Please feel free to join our Friday morning runs if you want!  We would love to have you!  But beware...we don't live in a FLAT running community so consider it a great Hill training run.  I love what Kim from (Just) Trying is for Girls said after running with us last year..."If you have a name for a hill, it's probably not a good hill"  And that is sooooo true! 


Julie D. said...

too fun! and Gracie is adorable!! my dog runs me, not I run the dog...so i never take her out. :( Next dog is going to learn how to walk/run on a leash!! :)

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

So jealous of your running club. I must get up there on a Friday this summer so I can run with you and Jamie again.

Bah, Nice Hill, you know it's not nice!

Marlene said...

It took me a while to come around to running with people, but once you run in a group, you never want to go back!

Jen said...

Friends really can make all the difference on a run! Especially a long run! Love all your pictures and that you are having a great time!

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