Last night Mike and I headed out to a town on Seneca Lake to meet up with two of our Reach the Beach relay teammates, Sarah and Rob. We were bad bloggers and didn't take any photos but we had an amazing time going for a boat ride, I held their adorable mini dachshund, Fenway, the entire time. We're best friends now. They also made us dinner and we had a great time getting to know each other. I can't wait until the relay! (Although we should hang out again sometime).
That got me thinking about one benefit of becoming triathletes: we have made so many friends in the past year and a half.
In addition to the new friends we have made, it has helped us become closer to people who were already in our life.
Our friends, Sarah and Mark (who just recently got engaged, yay!) have been a part of our life for awhile but we have gotten closer because of running. I love being able to go for a run with them!
Our Seneca7 relay team bonded during the almost 8 hours we were running around the lake.
And now Reach the Beach (and me blogging about running) has helped me reconnect with someone I went to high school with, my friend Isaac.
I can't wait to meet the rest of our team, as well as, others that we are planning on meeting up with this year!
What are some unexpected benefits that you have experienced because of running (or triathlons)?