Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Monday, October 10, 2011

RBFs = Running Buddies Forever

I had such a fun weekend!  A couple of running buddies picked me up at dark o'clock on Saturday morning, and we drove about an hour and a half to an awesome trail race.  It was the perfect venue for racing -- great weather and beautiful scenery.  It always feels good to run well and beat your goal with minutes to spare!

The rest of the weekend was just as much fun.  I stayed to support my running buddies who were running the next day.  I usually race on Sunday and have to leave soon after I finish to get back home.  It was so fun to race on Saturday and then be on vacation the rest of the weekend. Plus, I really enjoyed supporting my other running buddies.  After we dropped them off at the start, we stopped at various spots along the route to cheer them on, hand them water or Gu, grab their jackets and extra clothing, etc.

Hanging out at the finish was like being at a running party.  I ran into some old running buddies that I didn't know would be there, and I met some great new running buddies.  Running really is more of a team sport, I think!


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