Now that I have moved, I am trying to get back into running. I went to the local YMCA yesterday and got on a treadmill. My goal is to be able to run 3 miles on the treadmill before I go outside to run. I lived at almost sea level before. Now that I have moved I’m at about 7,300 feet with mountains all around!! I need to let myself acclimate to this new climate.
My problem is that I am not competitive and I have a hard time pushing myself. But yesterday I went 5K on the treadmill. I walked a lot of it, but that is OK. I will go to a weight lifting class this morning and a PiYo class this afternoon- isn’t summer wonderful!!!
When I can run a 5K on the treadmill, I am planning on meeting a women’s running group here in town who does trail running. I have liked them on Facebook so I can see what they are doing. I run so slowly that I just want to make sure I can keep up with them if they let me join in.
I prayed on the treadmill yesterday for God to just place ONE friend in my path!! ha ha I would just like to have one friend to meet for a glass of wine, to talk about mascara etc!!! I know it will all take time. AND- I know God will honor my prayer!!
You'd be surprised how many people show up to running groups hoping there will be someone else there running at a more relaxed pace – I totally encourage you to go and see what people are running! If they don't work, a lot of local running stores have running groups, also. There's most likely someone out there your pace also looking for a running friend, I hope you find them. Good luck in your endeavors to make some new friends in your new location! Our town has a newcomers club, maybe yours does too!!