Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Running Club!

Last night Jake and I joined a running club (after laying new flooring in the living room for 7 hours). I've seen people wearing their bright green club shirts at races and even in our neighborhood, so I stalked watched the activity on Facebook for awhile to get an idea for how active the group was and where they ran (let's be real- I'm not going to drive 30 minutes to do regular runs for the most part).

Last night was a social run to/from a frozen yogurt place near our house. Just 15 minutes out and back. We did 3.12 miles at an average pace of 10:29. I'm so not used to running in the heat, especially since I've only done treadmill runs for the past few weeks. I walked a couple of times in the last mile. I have to admit seeing the frozen yogurt place was as good as any race finish line and I had no guilt in filling my cup all the way to the top with cake batter fro-yo and Reese's PB Cups.

Afterward we chatted with the leader and a few members before heading home to relieve the babysitter. Everyone was nice and I think it'll be a group I enjoy. I'm jumping right in with the group. People post what they want to run and where on Facebook when they want company, so I'm going to join a few girls for an 8 mile run tomorrow night. My training plan officially starts next week (10 week plan) with 8 miles at 10:30 pace so this will be a little slower, but a good lead-in long run for the plan.

3 comments:

kilax said...

Yay! You are going to love the running club! It's so fun to run with people - the miles just fly by. Enjoy your 8 miler!

Shanda said...

That will be fun I enjoy with other runners a lot more than running by myself!! The sad thing is I don't get to do it very much!! What time are y'all running tomorrow night?

Libby Jones said...

LOL, just read this, Kristi. I guess I'm "the leader" you referenced. I am so glad the club left the impression I wanted it to when I formed it. This has been such a fun last several months for me, and it's so great to see new people pulled into the fold of the running outreach I want to occur in our area!