A few months ago, I joined a local listserv for runners. I had mostly been a lurker until today when I decided to make a post. I always feel weird posting on message boards of any sort. I think I get afraid that no one is going to respond or that maybe everyone is just going to disagree with me, etc. And I know I'd feel awful if I was the one to have caused some kind of flaming war.
Recently, the messages were about forming running groups in the area. There is apparently already one established group, but I am unable to go due to distance and scheduling purposes. So I decided to make a post asking if there were any people in my area who would like to run with me or form a group. Surprisingly, I already received 2 e-mails. Both from men, however. I don't know their ages or anything For all I know they could be old geezers or maybe some young, hot, cute guys. ;-) I only know that one of them ran the half marathon at the Flying Pig.
I e-mailed them both back, however, right after sending that e-mail, I felt a little worried. I tend to second guess myself a lot, so I'm not sure if my reaction stems from that or is a more valid one. Maybe I'd feel differently if these people were women. Granted, women can be harsh critics but at the same time, there is less threat of anything bad happening.
I've done online dating before, and this is like going on a blind date, except that I know nothing about these people. Am I overreacting? Maybe I'm just not ready to run with people yet and should stick to being solo? I'm going to have to sleep on this one.