I am fortunate to be part a Running Group (Strong Running Mamas).
It started as a small group by The Happy Runner who wanted to encourage some friends to start running.
Boy did she! They started running for 1 minute and 2 years later they completed a marathon!!! (They even motivated me to run a half marathon!)
The group keeps growing! Now it is on Facebook and I think there are about 120 members. Women in this local running community seek advice, plan runs together, etc. But more importantly, they support each other.
When I broke my ankle last year, they chipped in and sent me a gift card. I was so touched!
Recently, a group of us all pooled money together to pay for one of the SRM’s entry into the NYC Marathon. This runner has had some physical & emotional setbacks this past year which had prevented her from running.
We hope to all be wearing the above shirt at the Mohawk-Hudson Half and Full Marathons on October 13!
Happy Running! Are you part of a running group/community?