I’m in Mississippi with the girls visiting my parents. It is so nice to be able to run whenever I want! I do get to run a lot at home, but if Ray is out of town or home late, etc. then it makes it tough. So tonight, I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and attempt something different by attending a local run store’s timed 2 mile run. I didn’t realize it was timed or I probably wouldn’t have gone. I get all sorts of stressed over timed runs like this and it is pathetic. Nobody cares that I’m slow but me, but it is like I think it is a big secret that I have to protect. I need to get over myself. I ran it in 18:40. Eh. I know. Now you know my secret.
Anyway, I went and it was mildly uncomfortable for me because I didn’t know anybody. Everybody knew everybody and I felt awkward. I suppose I could have walked up to people and introduced myself, but I didn’t, so I stood there like a lump waiting for the run to start. And afterwards, I grabbed a slice of pizza and headed for my car. It was fine and I’m glad I went, but man, it sucks not knowing anybody. I might force myself to go again next week, we’ll see!
Now on Thursday, I could go to a running group that meets at a pub for beer afterwards. I was planning on going, but after tonight’s awkwardness I think I’ll give myself a pass.