You might be wondering what a mimosa has to do with running. Well, let me tell you. I recently moved to a new state and was looking to meet some new people. The standard advice is to join some sort of club. And…that is some good advice!
After scouring the internet, running club websites, and Facebook groups, I found a women’s running group in my area. It sounded fantastic! I worked up the courage and showed up to the first meeting. I knew from that first meeting that this was the group for me. The ladies were all positive, upbeat, and passionate about running. They rejuvenated my love of running and motivated me to train harder. Best of all…they served mimosas after the run. I think I will be a lifetime member!
If all that was not perfect enough, I found someone training for the same race as me, (my first 10-miler!) that runs the same pace as me! Was I dreaming? Fortunately, not!
Since joining the club, I have nearly doubled my mileage, and I noticed today that my mile pace had improved by almost 15 seconds!
While solo runs are great for reflection and some much needed “me” time, I also like the social aspects and motivation of group and partner runs. A little of both seems to be the perfect balance for me.
Are you in any running clubs? Do you have a great running partner? How did you meet them?