I join virtual groups. I have real face to face friends too but its so easy to team up with a group of people who have the same ideas, goals and dreams that you do with a group like What's a few miles among friends? They have graciously added me to their group. We set goals to run a cumulative # of miles each month and check in on Mondays with those totals. We can also be bloggers on that site if we wish to add anything or report anything interesting. As well as that we may get some traffic through my site. My friends who are runners are the only ones tolerant of my newest/healthiest obsession so my friends and family who do not run for fun don't really lurk amongst my posts like they do on my other (uhem... 6! yikes) blogs.
So this new running group seems so sweet and have welcomed me with open keyboards with virtual hugs to their domain. Shoot on over there to see whats going on. Some of them are participating in the VERY FIRST Breast cancer MARATHON! its called Run with Donna 26.2 and it takes place in Florida in February. Anyone who needs a late winter marathon fill please check here. I'm hoping for a 2010 race here but we will see. That's a long way from California.
So here's a shout out to my Mates! Thank you for letting me join this very cool running club! I definitely keeps me wanting to get out there and run so I can post my progress with you all. 5 miles tomorrow morning for my weekend run since my hubby will be at work all weekend and I have no childcare. =(