I am new to this site and wasn't sure whether random friends adding was the done thing around here!? None of my facebook friends are using this and I feel a bit sad with zero friends!
I have been running for a year and a half from a point of relative unfitness and I have run a few ten km races and tend to get out about 2-3 times a week. I want to do more and thought this place would help get me motivated :)
This place is very motivating and everyone is very helpful. I like you started running last year. I did it to lose weight and have ben doing it since then. Turns out, I actually like running. Friend request sent.
Hello, I also started last year around this time...I have run some 5ks, I was on a relay team to run Across Ga, and I did a 1/2 Marathon last year and registered to do the full this year. I have wondered the same thing about how to get friends and Forum seems to be the way....Good Luck in what you do and would like to be your friend if you want.
Thanks, James - I seem to have gained a few friends quickly! Running across Georgia sounds awesome. I was going to do a half marathon in June but I ended up going to China instead! Hopefully I'll get one done before the end of the year. I have a little one turning up in a few months though so it may delay my plans!
Not yet but I do have two 5K races coming up, along with several virtual races along the way. Kind of nervous to do a 10 K, as at my first race in June, I seen a young lady who was doing the 10K collapse right at the Finish Line of the 10K. She was down for about five minutes and lucky that paramedics were right there to assist her immediately. I was already done my 5K by that point but seeing that scared me.
Hey, David! My running partner moved to North Carolina (I am in Colorado) and I had been feeling so lonely about my marathon training this year for the Marine Corps Marathon. This site is fun and encouraging. I started running painfully at 30 years old just for my health. I am 61. I ran my first marathon at 54, with at least one per year since that time - you keep on going, man!!!!!! :)
Pleased to meet you, Ram and Pamela :) I surprised myself by getting in from my morning run and putting my workout straight on DM! Pamela, you're an inspiration - hope I get a marathon done by the next few years!