It was a perfect Saturday to skip a workout: temps in the teens, icy wind blasting across the track. To add to that, for Meghan Lockett – a 15-year-old runner who does not compete for a high school and is not allowed to join a club – the day’s scheduled 1K and 2K reps were hardly compulsory.
Yet, there she was, on the track at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, happy to hop in a workout with a group of post- collegiate women who run for Georgetown Running Club – and in general, just happy to be running.
“I don’t think I’ve ever really missed a run or a workout,” said Meghan, who in November ran 18:15 in a 5K road race. “I always get out there. The thing about running is that, even when it is hard getting out there, you always know you are going to feel 10 times better when you’ve got your workout in.”