At 6 a.m. this morning, the most obnoxious sounding alarm went off. Yes, I chose the most obnoxious one I could find on my Blackberry to be sure I woke up immediately. I popped out of bed, got ready, and had a light pre-run breakfast.
At 6:30 a.m., Angela pulled into my driveway. She invited me to run with her and her running group on Sunday morning. We were meeting them about a half hour from where we live, for a 7 a.m. run. (I know…we are crazy. But, we’re runners, what else would you expect?)
Everyone was so welcoming and excited that I was joining them for the Sunday morning run. I wasn’t sure how far I would be able to make it, since I’m not completely used to running in the cold weather yet. But, it didn’t matter…I was going to get out there and go!
The group was great fun and comprised of people of all different skill levels. We quickly broke into two groups (seems to be the usual thing) and were on our way. Every time I run early in the morning, I am reminded of why I try to get morning runs in as often as I can. What a great way to start the day, and feel great all day long afterwards.
After a solid morning run, we all met back at the coffee shop which was our meeting place that morning and enjoyed coffee, company, and a few good laughs.
It felt great to get out on the road with a group again. It reminded me of weekend runs and breakfasts with my Cali running group. And, it goes to show…sometimes, all you need is a group of runners to make your day. We’re all a little nuts in the head – I mean come on, who else would wake up at the crack of dawn on a weekend morning to layer on clothing in the dead of winter to run more miles than anyone’s body is actually made to handle? But, all of that, all of those things that contribute to our nuttiness also contribute to our fun-loving, outgoing personalities. Even the quietest of us runners have it in us…just spend a morning with us and you’ll see!
What a great way to kick off the last day of the weekend.
Thanks, Angela and friends! Run with the new running group…success.