Why is a running club so awesome? Because when itâ€™s a billion degrees outside and youâ€™re feeling worn out after a long day at your (unpaid) internship and an annoying commute and want to bailâ€¦ you go anyway, because you know people would miss you if you didnâ€™t.
And then, guess what happens? You have a great run. And of course, as always, you leave way happier than you arrived, and youâ€™re so glad you went. ðŸ™‚
Please note my sweaty arm â€” we were all SOAKED!
We had a big group last night for the Lululemon Georgetown run club (every Tuesday night @ 6:30); Chris from Crossfit Dupont started us off with some dynamic stretching and then I led the front group for 4 hot miles on the C&O canal â€” getting speedier as we went and chatting most of the way, too. As always, there were a few different pace groups that naturally formed, so donâ€™t be scared by these splits if youâ€™ve been wanting to come out for the run â€” not everyone was going this pace. ðŸ™‚
- Mile 1: 8:34
- Mile 2: 8:31
- Mile 3: 8:35
- Mile 4: 8:10
Total distance: 4 miles. Total time: 33:51. Average pace: 8:27. Sweet!
After the run, we all took a few minutes to cool down in the glorious a/c in the store while chugging water, and then headed upstairs for a mini-yoga session!
Johanna of The Running Yogis joined us on the run and then led us in the 15 minute stretch yoga session afterwards. It was glorious â€” doing a short yoga session after running is the best thing ever â€” especially downward dog pose. And itâ€™s even better that our instructor ran with us so sheâ€™d know what felt good and what didnâ€™t after 4 miles!
So glad I went. ðŸ™‚
What workout have you almost blown off lately that ended up being awesome?