The other night I got together with a huge group of my running friends to celebrate one of the several 50th birthdays among the group this year. Lisa was our guest of honor, which was so nice because she is pretty much the Julie McCoy of the group–always the one making sure we mark everyone else’s
special day or occasion. And let me tell you, Lisa is rocking 50!
This was one of the first times in a long time that I have ventured out among the whole huge group of ladies in a while. I’ve been too sad to face the group as a whole. I’ve gotten together quite a bit with several of my closest pals in the group, which is always a treat, but to immerse myself in a full night of running chatter, well, I wasn’t sure I could do it.
But you know what? It was fabulous! I love these ladies–smart, accomplished, caring, funny–I could go on. Spending an evening among that energy, talking running, talking nutrition, talking about anything, was the best. I had a smile on my face all evening and drove home beaming. Why have I been hiding?
I can say I won’t be anymore. This was just the medicine my soul needed right now. The only thing that can top spending quality time with these ladies socializing is spending time running with them. And that day is coming.
If you entered the Recharge giveaway, the winner is number 14, which is Chris from C2Iowa. Chris, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get it off to you.
Have a great weekend of training and/or racing.