The running store down the street from my house hosts a running group twice a week. I didn’t go all spring because I was going to boot camp on Monday nights and having date night with my husband on Wednesdays. Since taking up some swimming and biking, I decided to cut back on boot camp to two days a week and go to this running group instead.
My dad has been my only consistent running partner since I was 15. Occasionally I have run with other people, but what can I say? Once you’ve run with the best, it’s hard to run with anyone else, so I usually run alone. In daylight. In busy areas.
But tonight I braved a New Orleans evening to try this running group. I ended up running the five mile loop and it was hard to pace myself because I had no idea where I was going. I just kind of hooked up with a group and followed them as best as possible. At the end of the loop I checked my watch.
Wha?! That’s 8:58 pace. That’s crazy fast for me.
I may have just found my new Monday night addiction.