This past weekend, TEAM DiRTY ReD San Diego met for their usual meetup. We had two new ladies join us. They were getting back into running and looking for a local group to join. One of the ladies brought her adorable son and he had the best seat in house . . . the jog stroller! We all started out together and later I decided to switch things around. I wanted to push our new little friend in the jog stroller while his mother ran hands-free. I have to say the jog stroller brought back memories of trying to hold onto my love for running and my love for my girls!
Later I started to focus on the other runners I noticed how much fun they were having talking about life, kids and what was in store for them after the run. It reminded me of my 5:30am morning runs with my neighbor and good friend, Ms E. Even though rolling out of bed at 5am to prepare for a 5:30am run can be difficult, we really become energetic once we get going! When you have a dependable running partner, it makes the deed so much sweeter. You are committed to this person and ready to Rock n Roll when it is time to get up and get out!
If you are fortunate enough to have a group, partner or team, remind yourself of how fantastic it is to have someone else motivate you and create a fantastic base for you day to day and week to week.
I have to say, since TEAM DiRTY ReD has formed, it has really helped me become a better runner and it pushes me to motivate others. Whether they are fast, slow or average, it is just fun to be around other people that enjoyrunning.