Spring time is almost here. With Spring comes warmer weather. With warmer weather comes more runners! More runners means new people to the group. It was was obvious at this past week's Pub Run how many people showed up. The temps were in the low 50s to upper 40s and we had the biggest group in weeks including one new runner.
We are not happy, we are just frozen!
Winter has not been nice to us (like I need to tell you this). I applaud all of you who braved the cold temps this winter and got your miles in. I know for a fact that I probably wouldn't have many runs out there if it wasn't for encouragement of others and I'm sure it was the same for most of you. For that I thank you!
As we stand now, we have about 250 members on Facebook. Probably about 25-30 active members. By active I mean people that post runs, meet up for runs or join our Tuesday night Pub Runs. With warmer weather approaching I expect this number to grow and I predict many Matt Hall like post where it ended up with like forty something comments... LOL. It happens. But we have and will continue to figure it out. It amazes me how we make those runs work!
With new runners joining us at Pub Run, there is nothing worse than that new kid in school feeling. So introduce yourselves, introduce others, lets make them feel welcomed. As they will soon find out, we are by no means a shy quiet group. If they do not know the route, offer to run with them. I also have maps of our normal routes, so you can always direct them towards me. We want this to be a positive experience for them and hopefully have them run with us again.
Also with Spring comes race season. I'm sure many of you have your race schedules are marked up and are ready to shake off this nasty winter season. I wish you all luck and lets show everyone that winter training has really paid off!! Most of all - have fun!!