Early last week, I e-mailed a sweet blogging friend and asked her out on a running date. I was headed up her way for the weekend. We hadn’t seen each other in almost two years and we’ve both had a lot of change in our lives since the last time we sat down. I thought it would be a fun way to catch up.
Honestly, I was nervous beforehand.
I had first running date jitters.
I worried about my pace. Would I be too slow for her? Would she be able to get a workout in at my pace? Would she notice how craptastic I look in my running capris? Blah blah blah . . . on and on and on.
I was being ridiculous.
We had a great time. We ran six miles in about an hour and talked the entire time.
I feel like I know her so much better now. There’s just something about pounding out the miles beside someone else. We talked about life and it’s complexities. We talked about faith, marriage, beer and Friday Night Lights. Rigs really wanted to join us on our run, but it just didn’t work out. Maybe next time, Rigs?
I want to encourage you to set up a running date of your own.
Is there someone in your life you feel like you could use some “catching up” time with? Are you needing some girl time? Is there something on your heart that would be easier to talk about while on a run with a friend?
Make it happen.
Call. Text. E-mail. Facebook. Whatever.
Just set it up. You won’t regret it.
Afterwards, maybe the two of you could go out for some coffee and breakfast for a reward. ::wink::