Whoa look at me, getting all brave! I did it. I took the plunge. I joined not one, but two, running clubs. True confession: I have never run with anyone else (except mandatory PE days... I cringe at those memories!) I have never run with other people because I was too intimidated, too afraid that I would look like a joke, too afraid that I couldn't keep up. And maybe, too afraid to admit that I really want to be a runner.
But after looking and looking for clubs to join (I figured I could, you know, silently look at their message boards or something) I finally found some near me. Thanks RRCA! And one of them looks like it might be a great starting place, maybe even filled with average people, not those superathletes that could run from here to the moon. It says "Let's Run: We're running a 5k. Can't run that far? No worries, walk it out. That's what we're here for!"
And the plan is that I might actually run with them. I RSVP'ed to Thursday's event. I'm excited. And nervous. And definitely not wearing spandex.