I like doing stuff with other people….I don’t always do that, and there have been times when I haven’t been the most reliable person in the world, but whenever I can, things always seem to work out for the better.
This weekend was a perfect example……a new Friday evening Run Club
With someone that hasn’t run with us for a long time, but it was fine..even though just under 5K, broken up into 3 and 1s (run 3 minutes, walk 1)….the smile on that face was worth it, a bit of fitness for all..it all adds up, and we get to share what we love to do…so all good……and something I’ve always done, so bringing stuff back to where I’ve been…..and one more Run Club to add to my weekly schedule.
Saturday..out on the bike with more friends….it was so much fun, enjoyable….50K, I wasn’t that quick, but when it was my turn to set a pace, it felt so good…..again, something I used to do every Saturday, so nice to get back to that…….
At this point in my life/family commitments, I can only do this every second Saturday, but making that commitment, and being able to gather others to do something, felt right……loved it…for me, everything I’ve done, races, triathlons, marathons, has always been more about the journey than the results…it’s about doing stuff with others, with friends, making those commitments.
And then yesterday’s 10K (I should have gone further)……but, we had a Sunday group……that worked!
We had people!…….this worked out so well, and for a lot of the run…even though dead tired, I did feel strong, and just at the start, just felt so good….right..and running with friends, old and new…..
This is kind of what my life used to be like at it’s best……it’d be so great to get back to that..just running, biking, swimming, working out, yoga……eating, groups, a variety of groups…..is this the start of getting back to that?….Hope so.
Recently someone asked me what the secret to this life was, and right from the start, as much as I like my me time, it’s about being social…..doing stuff with others….while chatty Cathy time doesn’t really work in the pool/lake…or really on a bike, but it’s doing with others, starting, finishing, during…this is kind of how it really started and took off for me….joining in with a Saturday morning group, a group that carried me along…all those years ago…hopefully now, I can share that somehow…….
The one secret too, has been doing a lot of stuff….that was when I was in my best shape ever, nothing scared me…..and I’ve said this before, but I never really trained…I just did, stuff…..biked, ran, swam etc……I mean, why not?….I don’t know if I felt fit, but it felt good…and everything else fit in, work, family life….just life felt good, maybe the secret to a good life, a life well lived…….so, am I back to that?