Lers get one thing clear, I'm not a natural joiner of activity groups. I lack confidence and feel socially awkward in large groups which is why it's taken me weeks to.pluck up courage to go along to a running group.
However, I knew there were multiple reasons to force myself out of my comfort zone so on a bitterly cold November night I met up with a bunch of like minded (?!) women to try it out.
I'd found out in advance that there were three runs planned and I had thought of running the 4.5, however due to a leader being unavailable, they were doing a 4 and 5 mile that night so I had to make a quick decision to do a 5 mile, secretly praying I had the legs for it!
It was definitely exhilarating running in the dark, my first night run and I warmed up quickly except for a frozen bum!
It was my first test of running and talking and I was so suprised to manage it as we were running at a comfortable pace.
There were all ages and all the group were welcoming and friendly and an hour's run passed much more easily than a solo outing. I also ended on a massive high, which lasted well into the evening.
So it was a bit scary but I'm so pleased I took the plunge and I'll be going back soon.
Amazingly I wasn't even planning that as my long run this week. doing another 10k tomorrow!
Happy running to all 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️