Thursday, October 18, 2012

#GetAfterIt Reebok Running Club 10.13.12



Saturday morning I had the chance to do something that was out of my comfort zone. I'm so used to running alone, that the idea of running with someone else is a little intimidating to me. When I think about how fast other people can run, I start feeling insecure about myself and the evil side of me starts telling me "you see, your too slow". For that reason I almost said no to this great opportunity that presented itself, but I'm happy to say that I took the plunge and broke the ice of running with other people. And I have to say that it was, wait for it.... Legendary!
(Ha- You'll have to excuse me for using Barney's line)
Must also add that I was very excited to see Christy again!

Left to Right: Meredith, Dre, Me, Christy, Erika, and Amber
 I, along with some other FitFluential ambassadors had the chance to participate in Reebok's first official Running Club. We were to meet at The Reebok Hub down on 37th and 5th Avenue. I put on my pink running shoes and after making sure I had put on several layers of clothes on (it was a very cold morning) I took the bus downtown. Before I continue I have to give a big shout-out to Reebok who provided us with some awesome swag for our morning run :) That deserves a post all on it's own!

 We had a few minutes of warming up inside the store and putting our stuff away and just a little after 10am we were led outside The Reebok Hub by our wonderful instructors Naomi (a fellow FitFluential ambassador) and Betsy. There was a small introduction as we stretched and told that we would  be running 2 miles along 5th avenue with stops where we would do body weight movements which consisted of push ups, squats, and other exercises that were sure to get our heart pumping!

Left to Right: Naomi, Christy, Betsy and I :) After our great workout!
Those two girls made for a kick ass Saturday morning workout! I was smiling in the picture above but let me tell you that my legs were like jello. It was a great 2 mile run, that made me push myself harder (I was running to try and catch up to the other ambassadors that ran like the wind) I loved the spontaneous stops that had me guessing what we would do next,  and I can't believe how fast time went by. But that always happens when your having fun! The support was amazing, especially from Betsy who would stay back with me when I would slow down and from my girl Christy who was also there with me! 
Oh, let me not forget the guy that we ran by twice that kept cheering us on and saying "yeah, go girl your almost there! The Marathon is here and you'll cross that finish line" Thank you mister, I wish I could have given you high five  :)
I'm happy to have been a part of Reebok's first official Running Club and I hope to get the chance to do it again, sometime soon!

Woot! For the FitFluential family and cheers to doing something like this again sometime soon!


Have you ever participated in a run club? Did you like it?

 Love,
Kary xoxo

19 comments:

  1. I keep saying I should.
    I live in a place where I easily COULD.
    I need to
    I need to...

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    1. You can, you will! With a fox in a box. You are Mizfit, Mizfit you are!! :) xoxo

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  2. What a fun day that was! Great recap! I was so sore even 2 days after the run, love that!!

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    1. Lol, tell me about it. Going down the stairs the next day was a journey :) It was a fun day. Thank you!

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  3. what an awesome opportunity! it looks like you guys had a blast! (:

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    1. I'm happy I had the chance to attend! It was lots of fun to be with other FitFluential ambassadors! xo

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  4. woohoo! jello legs for days after! loved seeing you as always and waiting 85 minutes for a capp. lol, you would've though we were in the middle of idaho with the wait for that! :)

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    1. Double woohoo for jelly legs - lol!!
      Girl, I was freaking when you were running late :)

      Loved seeing also and can't wait to share a Sprinkles cupcake with you!

      xo

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  5. I haven't ever done a run club but it sounds like it would be amazing! I'm so glad you participated because you are pushing yourself more and getting even more confidence :) proud of you lovely xox

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    1. Thank you love! I was feeling so shy :) but Thank God I got the guts to do it, it was a great achievement for me!

      xoxo

      P.S. You should definitely try a run club!

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  6. Looks like you had so much fun!! Way to go girl! I've also been afraid-ish to join a running club (I'm a jogger lol) but I really should .. Maybe it'd help me improve my speed.
    Have a fabulous weekend :) xo

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    1. Thank you love! It was quite scary but exciting at the same time! Girl, your a runner! We might run a little slower right now but not for long!!

      Have a wonderful weekend, sweets!

      xoxo

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  7. Such a cute video! I love that you guys say your legs were like 'jello'. Here we say they're like 'jelly'.

    I love that you went out of your comfort zone and did this! So proud of you!

    x Jasmine

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    1. Lol, it was fun to make that video on a very cold Saturday morning! :)
      Oh, that's so funny how some words can change, jello and jelly :) for us jelly is the one you put on your toasted bread. Some strawberry jelly :)

      Thank you so much Sunshine! It was scary but I'm happy that I did it!

      xoxo

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    2. We call that jam! Penaut butter and jam!

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  8. so proud of my dear friend :) I would love to run, but i just dont think my legs could cope. I suffered big time walking around NYC this time, my hip was sooo painful! You will just had to run for both of us :)

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    1. Thank you so much love!
      Yes, I will run for the two of us! :) I hope your hip is better, you guys were amazing troopers in the city. I wish we could walk around NYC again :)

      xoxo

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