Last night we went to a local track for a family run. While running around the track I noticed a large group of Thai runners wearing matching red and black shirts. I also noticed one was wearing a Phrae Marathon shirt, which was from a race we ran last weekend in a town called Phrae several hours from Chiang Mai. As I ran by one of them yelled out my name. I didn’t recognize him though but commented on the Phrae shirt. The next lap around I stopped and chatted with them (in my best mixed Thai/English of course…)
We chatted for a quite a while about past races we’ve all done together, upcoming races, and life in general. Frequently I’ll have Thais say hi to me by name at races but I won’t know them. This also happened at the start of the Phrae Marathon last weekend. I try hard to remember faces and names but it’s very difficult.
Anyways, they invited us to come to their daily team workouts and even invited me to their private FB group and said “Welcome to the family brother!”
We love getting to know the running community here more and more. Just need to learn how to speak Thai better…..
Excited to know the fun runners of Moo Wing Klai (Pig Run Far) running club!