Last week, I shared my running progress through the years. Most of my running life, I did my own thing and ran alone and occasionally met a friend for a run.
In Houston, I got connected with a running group and loved it- I loved the accountability of track workouts, the dependability of people expecting me for a long run, and the conversations that helped the miles fly by. (Not to mention my awesome running buddy, May, who would me for other weekly runs as well!)
So when we moved, I knew I would want to connect with groups as soon as possible.
I’ve found two groups that I really like for different reasons. One does track workouts and long Saturday runs, the other does Sunday long runs which I have used as a recovery run for 8 miles or so.
It’s helped me feel connected to the running community here and given me many new ideas for running routes.
I’ve also linked up with some local runners through another blogger, Steph. She invited me to join her and her friend for 4 miles a week or two ago, and then we did 14 together last weekend.
I’m still working on meeting other moms here, but at least my running friends are coming together quickly!
Do you run solo, or with groups? What do you find are the benefits to each?