Saturday, January 15, 2011

Running with a Friend

Normally, I am a solitary runner.  The first two years of running, I only ran with others during races.  Timing of group runs never fit my schedule or training.  And I loved running alone. It was my time--a time that was all about me.  I don't remember the first time I ran with someone on just a regular every day run.  Yet that run opened a door in my mind.  Maybe running with someone would be positive.  My schedule still doesn't match group runs.  However, I have begun to make running friends.  And, once in a while, our schedules matched.  Today was one of those days.  We ran along the Columbia River in Vancouver.  It was pouring rain and wind, but it was so much fun.  I ran taller because she was with me.  We talked about this, that and everything else.  I have not enjoyed a run so much in a long time! 


8 comments:

Small Town Runner said...

I recognize that runner! Looks like it was a wonderful run you two had :) wet or dry!!

NattyBumpo said...

The new Vancouver USA Marathon uses that same path for part of the race...

jgf said...

It was a fantastic run. This is part of that course as well as part of the course for the Girlfriend's Half in October.

danny said...
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danny said...

sometimes two people are all you need for a beautiful day

Jill said...

Is that who I think it is?

I rarely run with others either, but it's so nice sometimes when we do!

Do you still use that coach you used last year for the marathon? There may be someone the coach could suggests and probably several groups around there. Still nice to have solitude runs, I think though now and then ....

jgf said...

Jill, it is who you think it is! I love getting together to run with her! I wouldn't mind more group runs, but there aren't many that go mid morning, early afternoon or on my actual days off... I am not using a coach at the moment. Taking a break as I was sick for a long time and finally getting back at it.

Keeley said...

How wonderful that you had a fabulous run together. =)