There are truly so many reasons to love being a part of a community of runners that supports one another. If you are involved in any kind of running group you definitely know that this sport cultivates positivity, love, and encouragement. Well, most of the time. I have to say though if you have found a solid running group it truly is like finding gold. So, let’s discuss why runner tribes are absolutely the best thing ever.
–Your true blue runner tribe is generally down to run whenever. Just shoot a text and say the word…”5AM?” “10 mile run?” “Hills?” and they generally ready to run. No flaking out! They’ve got your back.
–Your running tribe is also a great group of friends that you don’t just run with. You brunch with ‘em, shop with ‘em, and go to coffee with ‘em. BFFs for life.
–If you don’t have a good race or just a crappy run or day, they will empathize with you and not make you feel lazy for hating running at the moment. Don’t you kind of hate when you’re injured or it’s your rest day and someone makes you feel bad about NOT running? Hashtag rude. Yeah, your runner tribe hates that too.
–They love to chat with you and just talk about all of the things on the long run. I don’t know about you but sometimes you just need a good gab fest when you are out getting the miles in. It’s such amazing therapy. And what better way to get your long run in than along with your runner fam.
–They will sign up for a RACE-cation with you without a second thought…or they will CREW or pace you during that ultra trail run, because they are your tribe and that is what tribes do.
What are some things you love about your runner tribe?!
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these are all great factors – so effective!!!
haha glad you enjoyed!!
This made me laugh, smile, reminisce. My running partner does all 5 of these things, and our runs are my fave thing in life.
Aww!! Fabulous! I love that!!!
Well said, all of it. I’m falling disappointingly short on the brunches though.
LOL!! Yeah get to it!
When I read in the press about all of the negative comments on social media, I think about my Twitter experience. It’s just like you describe in your article – very supportive. Everyone celebrates the good runs and commiserates about the not so good ones. I have found Twitter to be so uplifting, because most of my Tweeps are RUNNERS! I go there for inspiration, and I am never disappointed.
Awesome!! I am glad you have that support and encouragement via Twitter! I definitely think it’s good to have good people in your circle.
I love that my running tribe encourages me with lots of high-fives right in the middle of our run. They cheer me on for hills I can’t do well. They’ve got my back during icy patches. They are the ones I write to when I sign up for a new race, or reach a new goal. They have bad days too, so I don’t feel so bad when I have mine. Thanks for your post–I loved hearing about the idea of the running tribe, and yes, I do love mine. 🙂
Woohoo!! Love that you love your tribe too!!!