Last night, I got to meet up with my other family, my running family. About 2 1/2 years ago, a good friend talked me into joining a running club. For those of you who don’t know me, I am not an athlete. Anyway, this running club is the best thing ever!
We meet up at a local pub, go for a run, and then return for drinks, dinner, and a great time. There are weekly raffles, weekend “fun runs”, and some of us even meet up on off nights to run or just have fun. We have even rented party busses to visit a state park, go the Chicago Bears training camp…..the list goes on and on. After all, our motto is “a drinking club with a running problem”.
But, its not all about party time, there are also good works and volunteerism going on. In the past year we have collected canned goods for a local food pantry, collected canned goods for Veterans, helped fill shopping bags full of food for a food drive for Veterans, held a bone marrow drive, collected funds for Cancer Research.
In the past year, we have celebrated new babies, weddings, mourned the loss of one of our runners during an end of summer fun run, mourned the loss of the child of one of our runners to an aggressive form of cancer. If you are a turtle paced walker like myself or a marathon runner, this family of mine will welcome you with open arms (and a raised pint!)