It’s not really a group group. It’s not formal. We’re just a bunch of friends (girls and guys) who are all running freaks! We all know each other through our children’s school and we all live and run in the same area, which makes our “group runs” infinitely easier to organise.
Thinking about it, I never thought I’d join a fitness group. Because, I usually like to exercise by myself. I like the peace and solitude. I like to meditate, arrange my thoughts and focus on the mesmerising beat of my feet hitting the pavement. It’s quite important for me to have that quiet space for myself.
Exercising in a large classes – in a room full of strangers – is also very solitary. Which I like. I feel no obligation to interact with anyone. And I just get lost in my own little bubble.
But what do you know, I discovered that exercising with friends is so much fun.
It adds so many new levels to my exercise routine – motivation, inspiration, sharing knowledge and a social aspect. I’m loving it!
Following people’s (ie. stranger’s) exercise updates and fitness inspiration on instagram and facebook does not compare.
Anyway, I tried out a new running route this weekend. The weather was just gorgeous. It was the first time I tackled so many hills. I ran 10kms and felt amazing. I might try to work on my time/speed next time. I’m feeling inspired!