First up, thanks to everyone who voted yesterday for me to earn a spot as the Sam-E Good Mood blogger. I need you to vote daily though to help me make the top 20 and be considered a finalist. Please go vote…often…tell friends…use multiple browsers or computers. :) I can’t exactly explain why, but I just feel like I could be amazing for this position and am going to really put myself out there to try and get it.
It took me three years in KC, to venture out in to running groups and approximately one week in Miami! I know that finding a good group will be the best way for me to meet people that are like minded…how can I know such a thing??? Because some of the greatest people I know and love are runners (not all mind you).
The biggest thing though is that really I don’t NEED other people to run. I simply love it and do it. What I do need are OTHER people in my life and so I am hoping that running and being active here will lead to those great people. How did you find the group that worked for you??
I looked a long time before deciding I would try out this group first. I showed up to find nearly 80 people! Yeah…I felt a little lost in the sea of people. My first attempt at talking to 2 of the 5 girls appearing to be my age was completely failure…not friendly at all. The next I thought about then realized she was speaking extremely fast Italian to some guy… finally I did find Carissa. She was a sweetheart that just moved here from PA.
Team Footworks group is technically a large training club, so it wasn’t exactly what I had in mind. A lot of these folks are training with the group to achieve their goal of a first marathon. But it’s a start. I also wasn’t expecting that when I joined the 6:1 group meaning they run 6 minutes, walk 1 minute (all groups did the walking thing) that our pace would be an 8min mile for the 6 minutes running!! Holy crap, this was an amazing speed work night for me for sure.
I hung with the group, but the result is that my IT band hurts…really bad today and the group was on Monday. I’m going to keep stretching and icing and take it easy again on jumping in to speed work.
My plan is to try this group again next week, but realistically…I think I’ll also still be on the hunt for another group. I have to take the train to this group and it would be so nice to just find people right here…I know they exist, I’ve seen them!! I am thinking about trying to start a Brickell running group, but need to figure out exactly where to start!
I am grateful I can still run an 8 minute mile
I am grateful I was able to do yoga and look at the ocean yesterday
I am grateful my dad called to say hi
I am grateful my new desk arrived
I am grateful for a beautiful city view