I am so thankful for the local business Active Soles in Palmer, Alaska. I started out on the very first Happy Run, and I continue to run with them on Monday nights. I loath road running, but to run with others and then have a chance to win fabulous prizes at the end. It is the motivation I need. Even the funny contest; knee high socks, wear red, Hawaiian theme, underwater run. These "challenges" make running a bit of a game. *love it* Except now, we run in the dark. We look like little fireflies.
Surprisingly, I have run into old high school classmates and into a variety of wonderful people. It is a blessing to hear from both the young (some of my battle of the books kids from last year- to the elderly people who walk/job). I love sitting around and chatting with new friends or old. Just tonight, I spoke with a junior from Palmer High.
I have been prompted to invite people to MOPS and exchange phone numbers to connected with people for more outdoor adventures.
Tonight I got a teeshirt for my 10th run (it really is my 13 or 14th) but I didn't know about the cool online registry.
Thank you Lord for a fun way to run.