Making new friends
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I can't believe it's already Wednesday again. Thanks to a small job and volunteering nearly full time, my weeks go by faster. Although my house is messier, and dinner is not usually made til 8:00pm, I'm happy to be busy again. I've even restarted my workout program. I training for the Battle Poverty 5K that's coming up in March, just two weeks away. I'm not going to be in the best racing shape, but I'll finish, and maybe even beat some people.
I met a new person today, although stupidly I forgot to ask for her name. I met her at the gym in our apartment complex, and gave her a few pointers on the weight machines (solicited, I have to add, cuz I hate it when the muscular men in spandex try to tell me how to use weights when I'm at the gym. I'm like hey buddy I'm trying to workout in peace, now I feel even more self concious). I gave her the SparkPeople website and my screen name, and told her I'd workout with her and show her how to use the machines. I hope she finds me on SparkPeople. I feel really dumb for not asking her name. Since I've only been in Orlando since October, I haven't made a lot of friends. I'm not terribly outgoing, and I freak out (like forgetting to ask someone's name). So far in life, I've noticed it's easy to become friends with workout partners. There you are out on mile 5 having nothing else to do but tell your life story, so it makes getting to know people faster. Also, you learn how much you can count on a person if they show up when you agree on a time and place to meet, or if they always cancel for things like haircuts.
So, if the person who is reading this is the woman whose name I forgot to ask for, don't think I'm crazy please. I hope that we can workout. It's much easier when people can encourage each other. And all you other SparkPeople, I hope you find a workout buddy who is reliable and friendly.