There have been times in my life when it’s been difficult for me to make friends.
- Camp, when I was a couselor.
- College, when I was an RA.
- School in general.
I always ended up making the best friends in the end, but it was not an easy road and it was often lonely.
Moving to a new city or graduating from school can really mess with your running buddy lineup. I know it did mine!
I tried a few running groups but ran into the same problems as before:
- Everyone else already had friends in the group.
- No one wants to hang with the overly chatty new girl.
- I do not come off as “cool”, even on my best days.
I know I’m not everyone’s cup of tea, but I had to be someone’s.
Enter Twitter and the blogging world.
New friends? Check! New running buddies? Check! New studios to get my sweat on? Check!
Some of my newest and most exciting goals are coming straight from my Twitter friends.
And the Twittersphere and Blogosphere have given me the opportunity to not only meet fellow runners and sweat-a-holics like myself, but it has introduced me to some of my favorite fitness gurus ever whom I love (and miss–WHY DOES EVERYONE LEAVE ME?!?!) dearly.
Plus, they tweet-cheer you on when you hit up their class or kick butt on a run!
So, if you’ve just moved or want to get into a fitness community or need a running buddy, take to the Internet! Hit up Twitter and make new friends. You’ll be surprised by how warm and welcoming everyone is. And, hey, you might meet your BrFF: Best running Friend Forever. I’m off to run with a new friend right now.
Now go out and run!