Joining the herd

Training continues to go well.  I am really happy with how my body is taking to my long runs.  My recovery after each one has been great.  No more struggling to walk the day after.  This week I completed runs of 5, 9 and 14 miles keeping my pace consistently at 12 minutes per mile.

My running journey over the last few years has been very rewarding but also very solitary.  I train by myself.  My wife and son are very, very supportive but not really up for runs so sometimes it is difficult to share my ups and downs.   I am looking to be part of a larger community that can help me further enjoy my journey and where I can support others as well.

My goal of broadening my running community is going quite well.  Through Twitter and by joining the herd at Run, Heifer, Run, I have met some passionate and fun people. Here is a bit from the RHR website.

Run, Heifer, Run is, at heart, a community. We are a group of people who’ve come together to celebrate our victories, share tips and tricks for living healthier lives and pick each other up after life’s inevitable setbacks.  Because y’all know as well as I do, life is gonna hand us some cow dung every once in a while.

It so great to begin to share my running journey beyond my family.

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