Saturday, August 23, 2014

Runing With Friends

Let's talk about the importance of a support group. Without a support group to cheer you on many exercise goals fail.  I know that mine did.
I'm not sure "how" I FINALLY decided to take the leap into "regular" exercise, but 4 months ago, I took the leap and I am never looking back.

I owe much of my new-found love for running in the hands of my two running besties.  I consider these women the best in the biz.  One has some serious street-cred too - she's completed 36 marathons with one in a few months to make 37!!  I cannot believe they were willing to slum with me for a few months while I struggled to maintain pace.

A huge plus is that they are both my neighbors so we are able to run daily and we don't have to drive to meet.  5:00 AM every morning - rain or shine.  Snow, sleet, wind, HUMIDITY, total pitch-black darkness, 30 below windchill......they are there.....waiting....... and waiting...... so if I want to sleep in I can't.  My alarm rings and I see their disappointed faces if I even THINK about not meeting up.  And for real, they modified their training schedules so that I could tag along and now that I can FINALLY pace with them... I can't possibly bail.  Right?!?!

My running has greatly improved these last 4 months and largely because of my two besties who push me daily into running faster, longer and harder.  And, they are sure to point out when my pace is lagging or when my sports bra is just too big.  " well.... I'm sure the guys like looking at you when you run. " I'll never forget that day, and let's just say I went right out and bought a new sports bra that fit tighter where my "girls" didn't bounce so much.  And, I'm barely a "B" cup so I had to stretch to make them bounce in the first place.

Anyway.... my point is.... having a support group can really push you to become better.  I rely on these girls to keep me on my toes and push me to new limits and to them I am truly grateful.  So this blog is a support group and I want to help anyone I can.  I draw support from my amazing husband.  I also draw support from Instagram.  I follow some amazing people on Instagram and you can follow me too!


  1. Its always good to find support any way you can :) Thanks for supporting people here :)

  2. Thanks Rebecca Jo! You might be my first "reader ". :)

  3. Yeah, a support group can make all the difference. I can't even get my husband to "like" my blog page on facebook, so I'm thrilled that the running community itself provides so much encouragement and support, even if it's often only virtually. Definitely helped me push myself into the training lifestyle, which had been a longtime struggle. You're very lucky to have people so close to you - treasure them!