We are starting to have a few nice days here and there in the Midwest. It seems like winter really doesn’t want to say good bye but alas it is inevitable. The trees and flowers are blooming and I’m actually considering some outdoor gardening. Maybe. Or maybe not. But I have been enjoying the flowering trees both in my yard and trailside.
I’m also enjoying all the activity on our local trails. The same trails that were somewhat deserted all winter long due to snow, ice and overall treacherous conditions. The same trails that if I ran at an “off” time, I could run for miles one end without seeing a single soul. Now the trails are bustling with activity. Walkers. Runners. Bikers. 4 legged friends, both domestic and otherwise.
The size of our group runs are increasing at a very fast rate too. During the winter season, it would be the same reliable few, each and every week, but now we have new faces at every run! Wednesday night runners below!!
We have so many new faces that I think I’ll buy name tags for next week’s run!! I was at the trail 2 hours last night and I only managed 5.71 miles but I got to socialize with lots of new and old friends. Next week, I’ll be more prepared so that I can get my miles in and still enjoy the company those on the trail. Maybe. Or maybe not.
Are you noticing new people out on your local trails? If you’re still running solo, and would like to change that, put a sign up at your local gym, school and/or park and start your own running club!! YOU can do it!!! You’re not the only one out there running the trails, no matter how desolate things seemed thru the winter. Spring has sprung and people are itching to get out and run! Take advantage of the situation and make new run friends!!
** Happy Running ** Amanda – TooTallFritz ** firstname.lastname@example.org **
I agree with you. I live in the Midwest and I am loving outdoors!
Happy trail runnings to you! 🙂
Motivated and inspiring group of runners you have there! Take care this weekend and be sure to enjoy this fine Midwest weather. 🙂