A lot of you have noted that you WISH you had a run group and so I should quit my complaining about having too many. If starting a running group sounds too hard, I’d like to remind you that you are a runner…what you do every time you lace up is hard and yet you have found the strength.
Admittedly when I lived in Kansas City the number of running groups was much smaller and I really had to seek them out, which as you know I really just didn’t for many years. Until I got lucky one day and saw an add for Sports Bras 2 Sports Bars where I met one of my dearest friends and found a group of girls that openly accepted all levels of runners.
JUST DO IT
However for those who just SWEAR there is no running group around them … here is my question…why don’t you start a running group?
That’s right be the change you want to see. Be the spark that lights a fire. Be the little idea that transforms a group. Enough clichés for you?
The truth of the matter is if you want people to run with and I highly encourage it having lived both sides of running alone for years and now with groups for a year…you CAN make it happen if you choose.
HOW TO START A GROUP
Post a flyer at a local running store
Post it on meetup.com
Post it on your blog, on Facebook, on Twitter
Find a central location
See if that Running Store wants to partner up with you! That’s right a lot of groups do 10% off on group run nights and it will help to bring in more runners
Good luck and don’t forget to join the sugar free challenge! Just like a running group, support is what will make that a success.
I am grateful for safe flights
I am grateful for neck pillows
I am grateful when I can’t hear other people’s music
I am grateful for comfy headphones
I am grateful for long battery life on my computer