The weather forecast said rain. The sun outside said otherwise. The temperatures were rather prohibitive. But Kim and I were not deterred. We were going to get our 3 mile run in, but this time we vowed to go slower.
I tell you, though, something about running with another person just gets me going. Ninety-five percent of my runs are done alone but I really enjoy running and chatting with someone else.
I think that's the one thing I never knew about running. Although I started running with a group, I never really clicked with anyone there. And since it was a beginner's group, we weren't really pushing each other for speed and you never knew who was actually going to be passionate about it. Denise made today's Take and It and Run Thursday post about the fact that no one ever told her that running would bring so many wonderful people into her life. I have to agree. Becoming a runner has allowed me to have something in common with people when I probably wouldn't have before. I think if someone had told me two years ago that I would be running at lunch with someone I met online I would not have believed them. If someone told me two years ago that someone I first met online would invite me to watch the Chicago Marathon with her or drive an hour just to do a 10 mile training run I definitely wouldn't have believed them.
No one ever told me that running lingo and jargon is its own language. No one ever told me that speaking that language to someone you didn't know was a runner and watching their face light up could make your day.
And if anyone had ever told me that I would run the last mile of a training run on almost 90 degree day under 9 minutes, I definitely wouldn't have believed them.
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