|The "late" group. There were 14 of us running.|
We had parked at the beginning of a hill. After trying to run up it with no warm up, I finally decided that I would save my energy for the decline and walked the rest of it. I met an awesome fellow runner, Camille, and we ended up running the whole way back to the park. She was able to try and keep us at an under 12 minute mile pace (except for when we had to walk because of the insane headwind). I just hope that I didn't hold her up for too long. I think I might be the slowest runner in the group, but I am just so thankful to be able to run these distances, who cares how slow I am?
The course we ran was amazing. We pretty much ran downhill all the way to the park, which is the best kind of run, if you ask me. We saw an elephant at the zoo that was looking at us as we passed by. We found a really awesome consignment shop Mark and I are going to have to visit on 8th and 8th. What I love most about running (other than racing) is being able to see things you can't see from a car. I have probably passed the consignment shop 100 times and never noticed it. Now I have noticed it and can't wait to go back.
I am so thankful for our running group. I am meeting new people all the time that inspire me. I love the fact that our group consists of all ages and all abilities. I sometimes look at pictures of us and think "See, running isn't only for the young. Anyone really can do this." What are your experiences with running? Have you been inspired by anyone? I would love to hear your experiences in the comments.