Week 3 – 6 miles (actually did 8 miles – things are so easy now, just wait till later!)
Sometimes you meet friends in really strange places.
A couple of weeks ago I was on the hunt for some new running shoes at Dick’s. (As a side note, if searching for Dicks Sporting Goods.com, don’t forget the “Sporting Goods” part….). My old ones were giving me blisters and I was tired of having to wear a bandaid on my toe every time. Another girl was there shopping for running shoes herself, and because I am known for my infinite shyness (HA!) I asked a complete stranger if she was looking for a running buddy.
Every once in awhile my brain will come up with good ideas. 🙂
She is currently training for a half marathon in December, though, after today I’m trying to convince her to join me. We’ve both run one marathon and so I’m trying to talk her into number two.
I met her at her house today and (again with the shyness) asked an almost complete stranger if I could take a picture with her so I could put it on my blog.
She immediately posed like this:
Considering I tend to pose for pictures like this:
Awesome. 🙂 Yes I think we will get along well.
She also appreciated my awesome shirt. Dummy me didn’t have her take the picture close enough to
actually READ it, so it says “13.1 I don’t go all the way” (HAHAHAHA! Thank you Kim Mallin!!)
The run itself was pretty uneventful. We ran from her house to her mom’s house (also super cool) and her mom drove us back. One interesting thing you find when running with someone it that you’ll get to know them in NO time. You have nothing else to do but move your feet and talk, so any and all topics will be discussed. One of my other favorite things to do is watch drivers’ reactions to us/me as they drive by. I wish I could capture on camera some of the faces. One guy literally gave us a “what in the heck are you DOING?” face.(uh, I’m running. Duh)
Next week’s long run is 11 miles for me, 10 for her (unless she decides to get cool and join me- hint hint!).
Looks like I might not have to train alone after all!
October 1, 2011 at 2:03 pm
I love that you’re trying to talk her into Number 2. 🙂
October 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm
Tell her this: “Just do it”! Tell her that your last run buddy gave you free coffee and awesome chocolate oatmeal cookies…FYI My new run buddy came by the house today( I met HER at a race!) < I served her 'espresso ( I bought a n espresso maker, I'm big time now!) , and my cookies…she PR'd by over a minute!!!!!!
PS~It's OK to tell your friend I drove us to races in a limo and served
pancakes and eggs after; she'll never know!!!!!)
October 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm
HAHA! I’m glad you found another running buddy. She told me she’d think about the marathon 🙂 At any rate we are running 10 (I’m doing one extra) together next week, so at least I won’t have to do the whole thing alone!
October 3, 2011 at 8:53 am
you SO rock…you know I love the shirt. Sure wish I had a running buddy like you 🙂 And don’t forget to post my fav pic of you-with the orange rind in your mouth lol
October 4, 2011 at 10:18 am
I love giving you crazy looks while you run too!