Sunday, July 02, 2006

A New Position

I ran with my running club on Saturday...just 7 miles...still have that ping on the right side of my lower leg that I'm working thru (my masseuse worked so hard on it I have a black-n-blue mark!!) As I pulled into my spot and opened my jeep door, Reen popped her head in!! She's back!!! Walking first, but at least she's there--I've missed her so much at our morning runs.

After the run, we all went over to The Bagel--we sit outside now--it's the most relaxing part of my week. Well, Beth, who started up theAlpine Runners of Lake Zurich and now has also started her own training group, Illinois Runs Training Programs, pulled me over and asked me to be a pace group leader on the lakefront. Leave my friends in Lake Zurich??? No more bagel???? But how could I say no??? She is a terrific lady and I want to do what I can to help get her business going, so I said yes. Well, it seems there are 200 people signed up for this program which gets them through to the Chicago Half Marathon: Chicago Half Marathon, and there are only three of us leading them! Yikes!! OK---guess I just have to find a bagel place by the totem pole. Life is just full of changes!!

10 comments:

angie's pink fuzzy said...

wow, too cool!

Jennifer P said...

Belated congrats on your first race! You look strong and confident in that run pic!

Black Knight said...

Beautiful pics, you look strong and with an easy pace. Congrats for your "new job" as pace group leader. B.T.W. I am amazed by the names of the places where you live; Lake zurich: Switzerland, Europe; Midlotian Street: Scotland, Europe! I think your trip to Europe is not far.

Todd said...

this is not very cool. I am so sad. very very sad. Reen is back so she is now like my best friend ever. I have no plans on running the Chicago Half Marathon.
not this year. Milwaukee is calling my name.

Firefly's Running said...

Awesome run!

Reen said...

You are a good person! We'll just have to get together away from our training runs!

Todd said...

FYI its not Illinios Runs you are helping out chicago road runners training programs.

Brooklyn said...

Hey, congrats! Sounds like a neat new responsibility. I admire people who can set a pace and hold it.

Jack said...

Wow, exciting things happening in your life, cool! Can't wait to hear how it pans out.

robtherunner said...

Our run group always heads to the nearest Starbucks after a run and if we are out in the boonies we go out to breakfast. I know how you feel about not wanting to give that up. It's a new opportunity though and you can start a new tradition with those you will be leading.