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Tuesdays....

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

We have a local pub running club that runs on Tuesdays...last week's run garnered 1700 runners in one night. It's a 5K course through downtown, and generally it's a lot of fun. Summer is usually a busier time than any other time--it's warm, people want to be outside...and the beer at the end is cheap! It started with a friend of mine and me going together. We had another friend of ours join us after a while, and when the two of them fell out (god..it's like high school with them...), I started going with a girl from work and we'd walk..and run...and wog...and walk...and run. It was fun. It's now turned into several of us from school going, half of whom don't run, so therefore no one does. It used to be fun. We could challenge each other to run to the next tree or support each other when we went back to the bar and say, just one beer and we'll split the mozz sticks. Now it's turned into a smorgasbord of unhealthy stuff and temptation.

I'm not looking forward to going.

I feel like I've lost something I really enjoyed.

*sigh*
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BRAVENEWGRL 6/12/2012 1:28PM

    So here's my two cents on this - it's so easy to get sucked in to that cycle and then you end up 20 pounds heavier! I have a group of friends who likes to drink and smoke and eat crap. I love them, but they don't do much to support my cause. So I go my own way. I've been trying to find people who will support me making good choices and sometimes that means I miss out on hanging with my friends. But I don't want to be 40 and close to 300 pounds and near death. Period. No friendship is worth that.

So go tonight and make it clear that you are here to challenge yourself and that you will be running and if they want to join great, if they don't great too - you'll see them at the end with your ice cold beer. Don't let them drag you down into the mud pit. And who knows, you might just meet someone else in your same boat as they are eating your dust :)

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