I’ve been dropping in on Come Run weekends with the big girls and boys; they’re not too shabby.
Their runs have been around 10 miles but anyone is free to do more or less and they’re all super welcoming and friendly BUT, my running could be better.
That’s the whole idea though, right? You show up, you run with people that can push/pull you, and you get better. That’s just the way it works and it’s cool – I like it like that. Still though, it’s uncomfortable being last each run. I get to work through my self-inflicting negativity that’s so damned obsessed with what others think of me (it’s none of my business!). I get to practice what I preach and ‘stay within my self’ and don’t worry how well or not well I compare to someone else.
I see all this and I’m actually glad for it, but doesn’t change the fact that it’s uncomfortable.
And that, my friends, is a sure sign I’m on the right track!