One of my goals for 2011 was to become more involved in the running community. So far this year I have already exceeded some of my own expectations, but I have been presented with some awesome opportunities and I am running with them, literally!
lululemon Run Club
Like I said earlier this week, Kristin and I have been working with our local lululemon store to get a run club started. We had our trial run this week and our kickoff is next week! We are both really excited to be leading this run and to be able to get people outside running and having fun at the same time!
February 1st @ 6pm – be there!
The San Francisco Marathon training program
Along with being an Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon, I am also going to be helping out with their training program by being a pacer for some of their runs. It seems like yesterday I was training for SFM as my first marathon and I am so excited to be able to share some of my knowledge with some new runners!
The kick off for the 26 week program is this Saturday in San Francisco and there are others around the country hosted by the other Ambassadors as well, so make sure to check out the link if you are interested.
Saturday, February 29th – 8am!
Walnut Creek Festival Run
My friend Jason revived the Walnut Creek Festival Run last year and this year he needs some help! I have offered to do whatever I can to help him with this race and I am really excited to be able to be behind the scenes for the first time. Things are just getting started but I will definitely keep you guys in the loop.
For those of you locals already filling out your race calendars, mark September 11th down for a 5 or 10k in Walnut Creek!
As I mentioned yesterday, the track workouts I have been going to (which my friend Jason started), I have been helping out with by co-hosting. This week I lead the whole workout on my own, which just basically included assembling people, leading the plyometric drills, telling everyone what the work out was, and restarting the group after each interval.
Morning track has become something I really look forward to and having a group to lead makes it even more motivating to get out there.
RRCA Running Coach Certification
Next week I head down to southern California with Kristin to go through the RRCA running coach certification course. We have some fun plans in the works with what we want to do with our licenses so stay tuned for that as well. I am very excited for the class and to be able to soak up a lot of new running information that I can in turn share with you guys!
I am so excited that I am able to be more involved with the running community. It’s time consuming and a lot of work sometimes, but I love every single second of it and can’t wait for all the fun coming up this year.
Are you involved in your local running community?
Do you like running with training groups or friends, or do you like doing your own thing or both?
I definitely love running with people but also appreciate my own time with my thoughts out on a run.