My husband's old college roommate is one of the "leaders" (?? "Leader" is used very lightly...basically he has admin privileges to their group on Facebook so he added me.)
I saw that the South Hill Road Runners hosted a run on New Years day so I messaged said college roommate to see what they were about and then
Next thing I know, I'm scouring the previous posts of this "secret group" (I love that that's what Facebook categorizes them as!) about where all these local and surrounding area races are taking place!
This is what I've been waiting for!!!!!
*cue the angels singing!*
I found out that a group of them have signed up to do the Color Run in Richmond, VA in September.
I had already signed up as an individual runner.
- And convinced my cousin, Sarah, to sign up too...which I'm super stoked about!!
So, I emailed the Color Run peeps and asked if we could be put on the South Hill Road Runners team.
And just like that, we're in!!
I'm so stoked for this race!
If you've never heard of it, watch this video:
I also found out that there happens to be a 10K in Richmond taking place on February 16th.
Which happens to fall on the week in which my Half training program suggests I do a 10K.
I think so! ; )
Anyway, I wrote a little message introducing myself to the group.
I'm really hoping to meet new people and make running friends and running more races this year.
Although I didn't list this as one of my resolutions, I should have...
I resolve to make friends.
Wow, saying that out loud makes me sound like a LOSER!!!
But alas, it's true.
All my closest friends live in Pennsylvania...5 hours away.
And a few other close friends live in Richmond, VA...1 1/2 hours away.
I only have acquaintances down yonder. (<-- this means "here" in Southern talk... for all you people in the rest of the world!!)
Sure, I speak to people I know...Smile and say "hi" in Walmart.
I have coworkers that I laugh and have fun with during those 6-8 hours I actually go into the office.
I take Royce to play dates and really enjoy that time with the other mommies.
But I have no one that I call/text/hang out with on a regular basis.
A lot of it is my doing.
Yes, it's a small town, so trying to stick yourself into friend equations that go decades back is like me currently trying to squeeze my goodies into my 30-year-old MILF jeans
Not effin happening!
But I think I'm also guilty of holding people at a comfortable distance.
I don't make the effort or take the time to really make friends down here cos I think that I already have all the real/true/best friends I need in my life. (even though they all happen to be hours away. Not to mention this thought is absolutely FALSE!!)
Perhaps I'm still holding out for the move back to Pennsylvania.
(That deep down I know will NEVER happen)
Well guess what?!?!
This extrovert is getting lonely.
womp womp womp....
I'm not trying to bring this post down or have you all feel sorry for me
So enough of me playing my tiny little violin!!
You heard it hear...
I RESOLVE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
Starting with this running group...