Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Across the generations

I have found that running crosses so many lines.  No matter what I might or might not have in common with someone, if we both run, we instantly have a connection.

Today I ran with my friend, Joan.  She is only ten years older than I am, but is in a completely different place in her life.  This morning she excitedly told me that her son's wife had another baby early this morning.  I forget she is a grandmother.  When we run, we are both just two women- two runners enjoying each other's company.

A few months ago, I was running with another woman who decided not to train for a marathon with us because she was hoping to get pregnant in the next year.  One running partner beginning her parenting life and another whose parenting role involves spoiling her grandchildren. Yet we all have common ground.

I follow a lot of blogs (and due to that fact am not as consistent as I would like to be at commenting) and I follow such a wide array of people.  But I find I have something in common with all of them.  I follow grandmothers, newlyweds and singles.  There are moms like me, some around the same age, and others much younger.

Lately, it seems like I am meeting runners everywhere.  I don't know if it is because everyone is running or if I just tend to meet runners.  I think it is the former, to be honest.  I talk to a lot of people who are new to running.  It is great!

Happy Running...


Leah B. said...

I love meeting runners! I especcially love how my blog has opened me up to meeting so many different people with at least one thing in common. Great post!!

The Green Girl said...

I love meeting new runners, too. I do feel like we all have this connection - we can't always articulate it - but it's there.

abbi said...

I certainly agree, there is always some common ground. I'm with you on the blogs too...I follow people of all ages and all levels, which is exciting!

lindsay said...

This is one of my favorite things about the running/running-blogging community! I, too, follow people of all ages, abilities, geographical locations... I love having all these "friends" and getting to know them, cheer them on, lift them
up. Keep chatting those newbies up and get them hooked too!

Thanks for the little shoutout. I was thinking "hmm who just got married?" and then saw that it was me haha :)

jillwillrun.com said...

I know exactly what you mean... I follow a diverse group online, but even my friends here in Vegas are from all different walks of life yet the common bond that brought us together is running. It's amazing!

Allie said...

I just used the new template designer on blogger and then I used picnik.com to make my title picture. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be.


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