On Saturday morning I met up with my new Robie Creek Running Group.
Look behind my brother J.Bomb and you can see ALL the people that showed up.
It was a pleasant surprise when I walked into a room of over a hundred people. Nothing like a huge group of people to get you motivated to run one of the hardest half marathons in the Northwest.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had lost my running spark, but low and behold it’s back friends! The feeling of meeting TONS of new running buddies and the cold crisp air on my face as I ran my first run with the group left me energized and excited.
My training group started the morning off with a 2 mile run. It was very cold which made my lungs hurt a bit, but I just ran through it.
We ran in an area that was so near and dear to my heart. The path was the same path I trained for my marathon. Nothing like getting all sentimental while I huffed and puffed up my first hill of the season.
I haven’t done a whole lot of running since my marathon (something like 28 miles over the last 2.5 months) so this run felt hard. But I know that the first cold run is always the hardest. And I wasn’t about to look back.
I rocked 2 miles in under 23:00 minutes. I was happy with that.
I was even happier because I am training in this group with my brother and his girlfriend Abby. It’s so fun to have family members to run with. I think my running craziness has finally worn off on them. And honestly it was Abby that really encouraged me to do this running group with them.
So glad I did! I always feel better and more motivated when I am training for something and I have people to train with.
And the other perk to this running group is this….
They will give you a quick massage after the group run. Oh man, you can’t beat that!
A wedding update:
For all you lovely readers who are curious, we picked a date. Yup, The Linz is officially tying the knot on July 23, 2011!
I can’t even believe that it’s so close, but I couldn’t be more excited right now. We have a venue for our wedding, we have a date for our wedding and now it’s time for all the fun coordination stuff! And another wedding show this weekend to check out! 🙂