About a month ago, at the suggestion of my friend, Jessica, I joined the Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers Group. It’s closer than the Cox Running Club and Ft. Worth Running Club (both of which I belong to, but never make appearances at). The LGRAW group do weekend long runs, have weekday social runs and do all sorts of social things throughout the year. Sounded right up my alley. So I joined.
I kept waiting for Jessica to go but she races more than me so today I just went. Jessica let some of her LGRAW buddies know I would be coming and set me up to run with a fellow runner who is similarly paced to me and when I got there, I was pleasantly surprised that everyone was so welcoming. I don’t know why I expected any less. The running community usually is.
They aptly nicknamed me J.T. because there are other Jessica’s and I joked that I wasn’t sure if I could bring sexy back like the other JT. I got a lot of blank stares with that one, even a questioning “James Taylor?” Once I clarified that I meant Justin Timberlake, we all laughed and they assured me I’d be the only one bringing any sexy back.
I got to wear my new special Komen edition New Balance Vazee Pace for the 10 miles and I ran with new running buddies, Elizabeth, Helene, and Brandon. We did about a 8:40 pace and chit chatted the whole time. It was a great Sunday long run, made all that much better with great weather, great scenery along the lake and great company.
What did you do this weekend to get your fitness on???
P.S. Dustin just joined LGRAW after I got home from my run. He heard about all the fun and I think he wants in on it! 🙂