A couple of people suggested that a good way to meet new people in Charlotte would be to join a "meetup" group. After looking through numerous different groups I found just what I was looking for ... Charlotte Runners. I met a group of 8-10 runners yesterday at 6:30pm for a 5 mile run, or what they called "the booty loop." It was so incredibly hot out yesterday ... temperatures were in the mid 90's. Part of the course was in the shade, but like so many other places in Charlotte, it was quite hilly at times. I liked running as a group, but since the paces were so varied I quickly lost the 3 runners in front of me and made a couple of wrong turns. Oopsie! At least I made it back to the finish spot and the Garmin clocked my run in at:
4.75 miles in 40:00 minutes
Not too shabby for such a hot day. We waited for the last of the runners and some of the group went to grab a drink at a local bar. I headed home to rehydrate! Looking forward to doing more of these group runs.
I live in South Charlotte (the burbs) with my wonderful husband Ryan, our dog Honey, and our toddler Mason. I've decided to be a SAHM (stay at home mom) and hopefully raise Mason right. At night I like to run, work out at the gym, and watch TV. Oh and of course eat as many cheeseburgers as I can. Enjoy!
2013 February 23rd - Charlotte 10 miler (1:28:08) March 16th - Shamrock 4 miler (30:49) April 27th - CPCC skyline 5k (26:39 - with Mason in BOB) May 18th - Run! Ballantyne 5k (24:49 - with Mason in BOB) August 24th - Yiasou Greek Fest 5k (23:24 - with Mason in BOB) September 7th - Hog Jog 5k (23:29 - with Mason in BOB) - 1st in age group September 21st - Showmar's 5k (24:23 - with Mason in BOB) - 1st in baby jogger division October 12th - Rocktoberfest Half Marathon (1:51:19) November 2nd - Pajama Run 5k (22:21) - 1st in age group
2012 June 2nd - King Tiger 5k (25:03) June 16th - Carolinas Care 5k (24:30) - 3rd place in age group July 4th - Spectacular 4 miler (33:31) August 25th - Orthocarolina Classic 10k (52:04) September 29th - Ramblin Rose 5 miler (44:49)