This summer I have entered the State Park Trail Running Series (SPS) with a group called Trail Maniacs out of Spokane Washington. This is a 5 park series from June through October. Each month we run a new state park and experience different trails and challenges throughout Idaho and Washington. This was the best decision I have made for my running. I beleive you need to always have a goal set or a race set up to keep training. Since I started running just over a year ago I have met so many new people and really found adventure in my own community. I have found other runners that are just novice to experts, that run 5K’s to marathons, ragnar to ultra running. The knowledge I have learned about form and building relationships has been monumental for me. I am usually by nature an introvert. I hate meeting new people and hate small talk with running I can still enjoy being around people in a different way. I have joined 3 different groups a week. This has been a great tool for my training for the summer state park series and I am enjoying every moment I spend out side running.