Many bloggers have written in the past about the many people that work together to get a runner to the starting point...their doctors, coaches, PT, chiropractor, etc. This post is different. Yes I'm injured...in case you didn't know...because it's not like I talk about it constantly...but I'm not going to talk about getting over an injury. Instead I have been thinking about the things that go into building up a happy runner!
Yesterday I attended a preview of the new Spring line by Oiselle at a local running store, Bayside Runner. As an aside, you should really check out the new line because it is awesome! The fabrics are so soft and comfy while having really great style and colors!! If only my wallet were thicker! There were a handful of local runners there and we spent our time checking out the clothes while chatting up races...upcoming runs...fun times...everything our families are tired of hearing day in and day out!! When I got home I was wired...happy to have had a great time around some awesome lady runners!
Sarah and Dimity call it a tribe...some call it a group...others call it family...whatever it is to you gather it together! New runners check out local running stores for running groups or pub runs. AMR Connect is also another place to find other runners in your area. Do what you can so that when you need a village to get you out the front door...or to the starting line...or across the finish line, they will be there as all good villages are!!!
Do you have a village? Or are you a lone soldier? Anyone else get wicked amped up after being around other runners?