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?