May 13th 2019
Today I was supposed to go for my first evening running session with my new athletics club. About a month ago I decided to join up as a way of A) training for my 10km goal this year, and B) meeting new people. I got an email a couple of weeks ago saying to just show up to one of the Monday sessions, and I decided to make that today.
Until I didn’t.
In my defence, I did go for a run at lunch time so I wasn’t just being super lazy. It’s not that I didn’t want to do two runs in a day, I just kind of forgot that I was supposed to go this evening, and so now I’m gonna have to wait another week.
But I will do it. It’ll just take me a little while to build up the courage. I’m going to know literally no one there. I am a lot better at this kind of thing than I used to be, but I do wish that I knew at least one person who could take me along and talk me through it. I have a feeling that it’ll be full of the kind of ‘chatty’ runners who will, y’know, wanna chat and stuff, and that makes me feel somewhat uncomfortable.
Nevertheless, it’ll be good for me. I’m about to have a free house for three whole months, so I need to find some stuff to do in the evenings during the week, and joining a running club will be good for me in that sense.
Until tomorrow, I’ll go next week.