Running Mate.

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2012 at 5:06 am
Training for races, whether they are 5K’s or marathons can take up quite a bit of time out of your schedule. And if you’re anything like me, making yourself train alone can be a huge downer. I have a friend in Fredericksburg (yes you Carlie) who doesn’t even KNOW how much encouragement she gave me. We were the biggest gym rats and she pushed me through several dreaded treadmill runs. But having her right beside me was such an encouragement. I didn’t realize what I had until moving out here to California and having nobody. Yes, of course my husband is a big supporter, but he just doesn’t have the time to train with me.
Carlie even got up super early to come support me in my first 1/2. I mean, she is amazing for real. I was so sad that I wasn’t able to do the same for her first 1/2. But she did amazing and I was cheering from afar! 
Anyways, I was able to get connected with one of our churches wonderful ministries called Rock Runners & Triathletes. I met two awesome ladies who I’ve been able to run and ride with. They are both triathletes and are such an encouragement and make each mile more enjoyable. 
I guess my point of this post would be that if running or being active is intimidating, try finding someone who will support you each step of the way and train with you. 
Having Carlie, motivated me to train and be better. Her kind words lifted my sometimes doubting spirit and always helped me push through. 
My Rock runners push me to a better pace each run…just today I did 2 miles at my best pace yet. I believe the Lord puts people in your lives for a reason. I’m absolutely blessed to have met people that share similar goals and interests. California doesn’t seem so lonely now!
So, while running today, I knew I needed to take the time to say ‘thank you’ for those encouraging people in my life. Even if I’ve only known you a few weeks. (Danielle and Cristina) 
  1. I LOVE running with friends. I am bummed that I haven't found anyone to train with for my marathon. But I am keeping my fingers crossed about that one. I still have 9 weeks.

  2. Good luck with training, you will do awesome!! And yes, running buddies make ALL the difference.

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