I’m going to try something this Thursday, and it’s something I’m pretty nervous about. It’s something I wouldn’t normally do.
You see, I’m a loner. My friends all live 2 hours away in different directions. I live in this bustling city Madison, WI, which is actually a fairly large city with a lot going on. When I describe Madison, I call it an active city. Active as in, yes there’s a lot of fitness-minded people here, a zillion gyms to choose from, and active as in there’s always something going on.
So why would I be a loner in this city? It’s something from time to time that gets me down. I’ve met one couple that I get together with from time to time, and this couple that I met have been the only friends I’ve made in Madison since I moved here in 2004. So… it’s 2010, I’ve been in this great city for six years and still haven’t made any connections?
What am I going to do about that? I’m going to attend a group run on Thursday. Uh-huh.
Did I mention I’m shy? Often times I blame my shyness for my lack of meeting new people, but I know that I’ve tried. I’ve gone to Flickr-meets (www.flickr.com), I joined the busiest gym, I go to all the local festivals, I took dance class…
In the mean time, I took up running..which is mostly a solo hobby/sport/addiction. On a lot of my runs I’ll notice other runners who run with another person, and I think, “That would be nice“.
So it’s going to be nice. I’m going to try it. This Thursday. Try and stop me.