|Sorry, mom, I'm still wearing the sunglasses you hate|
I did my second-annual Waterfall Glen Black Friday Run. Last year, I did 9.35-miles in about an hour and a half. This year, I did nine miles in 1:28. I also had a great chat with Susan, who is one of the founding members of the Frankfort-New Lenox Running Club. It was a blast. It's so much easier to keep pushing my butt up hills when I'm mid-sentence with someone. Thank, Susan!
And yes, I finally wore the lululemon knock off jacket. It was really cold and did the trick in keeping me toasty. I'll see how it holds up in the laundry and report back.
Next up, I met Jenny, her friend Barb and Irina for a run this morning at my beloved Busse Woods. We met at the elk pasture and Irina and I knocked out four miles in no time. She's as lovely in person as she is on her blog and I hope she'll run with me again.
An interesting aspect of running is its ability to bridge gaps. Susan is older than me and Irina is younger. Both have different professions than myself and live in different suburbs, but we had plenty to talk about. It's hard to make friends as an adult, especially without kids.
Running makes it easy to make friends. Blogging about running makes it even easier.