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Running with my old running buddies

Monday, June 03, 2013

Yesterday, I ran with my old running buddies. I haven't run with them in over twelve years. Truthfully, I'm not ready to run with them. I'm much slower than they are and can't even go a fraction of the distance that they do. I showed up at the regularly scheduled run with the idea that I would start with them, run DOWN the hill with them, and then turn left to continue on MY run while they go straight and continue on THEIR run. But one of my closest girlfriends was there and she encouraged me to run with her. It felt so good! I slowed her down, though :-(

I'm going to keep showing up. And one day I'll run with them again - and not slow down my friend.

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LOISJOHN14VS6 7/10/2013 6:22PM

    Keep on running; you may leave them in your dust. Just Kidding.
It is great to have friends that take an interest in us. Keep on keeping on,

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 6/25/2013 10:42PM

    Good for you! I'm not a runner - I'm a plodder so I can sympathize with slowing people down.

But I appreciate that I'm strong and very I work with my strengths and add on things like jogging when I can.

If running is your strength (or former strength) you will be able to work back up to it if your keep at it.

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68ANNE 6/5/2013 7:17PM

    I think she would rather have you run with her than not. I'll bet slower her down never crossed her mind!

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DRB13_1 6/3/2013 11:54PM

    wow, that was cool! sure seeing everyone was special and brought back memories
happy they encouraged you to come along and set new goals - bet you'll be picking up the pace in no time

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JOHGLO2011 6/3/2013 10:32AM

    Wonderful - a very motivating goal to meet also. Best wishes as you run with your friends! emoticon

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SWIMLOVER 6/3/2013 9:28AM

  emoticon emoticon You did GREAT! Please do not worry about slowing any of them down. You were there and you did it!!! That is all that matters. Yes, keep running with them. I think you did emoticon

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JESSERMOVICK 6/3/2013 8:43AM

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BUSYGRANNY5 6/3/2013 7:38AM

    Good for you!!! Keep on keeping on....

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    You did it! I bet it was wonderful to see your running buds again! Don't worry about slowing anyone down. I miss my running buds so much. Last time I visited I was so much faster than them, but now after surgery I'm sure I would be trailing them. Keep up the great work. Friends motivate each other and I really miss that.... emoticon

Sharon emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 6/3/2013 7:03AM

  Thanks for sharing

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