I have a fantastic group of friends. I am still super close to my best girlfriends from high school and many of them still live in St. Louis, but it’s hard to see them very often now that I work full time. I also am not as into getting college-style drunk all the time anymore. Occasionally of course! But I get awful hangovers and am honestly super tired after a long week at work. Lots of times I’d prefer to have a few beers or a glass of wine, watch a movie, gossip, and still get enough sleep for a long training run the next morning. I’m still figuring out how to balance those two things.
My college friends are pretty fantastic too and I miss them. They are spread out across the country now, but luckily my best friend LB moved HERE for grad school! She has made some great friends that I’ve met briefly. They’re all pretty active and will be awesome running buddies! I’m excited to get to know them better.
I’m a nerd in that I love to go see indi movies, plays, and exhibits as well as to explore the festivals and farmers markets in St. Louis. It’s sometimes hard to convince friends to go to these things with me, so I go solo or with my mom (who is awesome). I’m also hoping to get more involved in volunteer work through GenNext and potentially an organization like Girls on the Run.