I saw the posting on Facebook and immediately invited myself, and they very graciously let me join them.
staying warm in my car until it was time to meet everyone
The weather was cold, but we gratefully missed the worst of it. It was lightly snowing when we finished our run. By this afternoon and evening we were enjoying freezing gale-force winds and snow squalls.
The group split in two based on pace with 6 mile and 8 mile options. I set out with the 10:30ish pace group and decided 6 miles was the best option for me.
It was a great run. I felt amazing and relaxed, but I also felt sadness for Sherry's loved ones and students. Loss is hard. Senseless loss is very hard, and I thought of them often during the run.
Frederick really is a pretty little town
The snow had picked up by the time we reached the turn off for the 6 vs 8 mile option, and we all agreed warmth and coffee would be perfect right about then so we headed for the coffee shop.
I haven't run with a group in ages. I also haven't run 6 miles in as long. It felt like welcoming an old friend over for coffee; I didn't realize how much I had missed it until I was in the midst of it again.
Many thanks to the Run Mama Run group for letting me crash your run. I hope I can join you again because I seriously loved it.
About half the group; several had to leave right away so we missed getting their picture