Something new…

Tomorrow I’m doing a long run, but this time it will be a bit different as I’m actually going to do the run with a group. This is quite a big deal for me as although I was a member of my local running club for many years and loved every minute of it, after I returned from Uni I just couldn’t get the motivation to rejoin. I picked up running again about 10 years ago and although I’ve done the odd run with work colleagues the bulk of my running is done alone, partly through choice (it’s a bit of ‘me’ time in a busy world) and also just because that’s how it turns out trying to fit runs in around family and work and other commitments. I’ve looked into joining local running and tri clubs a few times but never actually gone through with it. But I’m hoping tomorrow will be the start of a new era…

Training for London has reignited the runner in me. It’s not just the last bit of triathlon at the moment, I’m actually enjoying running for the sake of running – albeit with a bit of goal. It’s got me thinking about my time at the club as a youngster. I made some great friends there some of which I still keep in touch with today even tough we’re spread far and wide and a bit of me wants that camaraderie back.

So, tomorrow I’m taking the plunge and will be joining a local club on their long Sunday run. I feel a bit like a kid on their first day at school and am actually a bit nervous. I’m not sure why as I’ve friends who’ll be there who are already members and I’m confident in my own running but I think it’s the fear of the unknown…

Anyway, report to follow tomorrow. Best go and get some shut eye – doesn’t do to be late on your day at school eh?!



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  1. Are you seriously calling the London Marathon a bit of a goal? 🙂 Have a great run tomorrow 🙂


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