Since moving to Seattle, I’ve been meeting up occasionally with ESR (Eastside Runners) for long runs or track workouts, and have really enjoyed being in the company of these great individuals! Running is just so much more fun when you have people alongside you enjoying it with you.
Although this isn’t everyone I’ve had the privilege of running with, they’re some of the brave individuals who signed up to compete in the 2012 cross country season. We run in open races at collegiate and high school meets and have a blast doing it. This photo was taken a few weeks ago at the first meet of the season at Lake Sammammish Park. Despite feeling a little sub-par and not knowing why (later to find out it was mono), this race was overall a ton of fun and I’m so glad I was able to be a part of it!
I know that first race could very well be my last of the season, but I’m counting my blessings and already looking forward to next cross country season and more time spent with this great group of people!