About 6 or 7 months ago a few of us girls started a running club, the Dirty Girls. It’s an all women’s trail running group. We started it because we wanted to give women who love to run trails, a safe and fun environment. We live in a very safe town, but it seems over the last year their has been too many incidences of female runners being attacked. Mostly in Seattle, but that’s too close to home.
Unfortunately, shortly after we started the group I became injured. (actually the last ‘real’ run I went on, I was with the dirty girls, and I had to cut it short and limp walk home because I was closer to my house than I was to my car. And when your in trails, obviously you can’t just have somebody come pick you up in a car right.)
Anyhoo, I pretty much quit running with them and used that time to do other workouts, yoga, strength training etc.
Last Friday I went back for the first time in months. It was nice.
Run/Walk only, but no pain. Tight IT since I’ve been completely ignoring it and creating space for other areas of my life. I might add a run/walk for the next few weeks. I do feel a little pressure to get back out there because I work at the running store, but overall I miss it. I don’t want to be one of those people that I fit for shoes and listen to say, “Oh yeah – I used to be a runner. I ran marathons (only to find out usually they were usually half marathons btw) but I haven’t run in years.”
Hopefully this is a sign of more to come!
I got in a fight with a 6’ blond and lost. Or won considering how much fun it was!