The Green Girl joined the Sole Runners for another Saturday run this morning.
It was difficult to find available parking around Marina Vista Park due to the Southern California Speedboat Club's annual Long Beach Sprint Nationals at Marine Stadium. The sprint boat racing competition featured twelve classes of the flatbottom, V-Bottom, Tunnel, Jet Boats and PWC’s from all over the country.
Phiten came out and hosted a taping clinic prior to our run.
The weather was unusually chilly for August and I loved every minute of it.
We saw a number of AREC runners while we were out there. AREC is the largest running group here in Long Beach. The initials stand for 'A Running Experience'. A number of Sole Runners are actually members of AREC as well.
After our run, Coach Steve led our post-run yoga session.
When we were focusing on breathing, he told us to exhale all the bad things - our anger, fears, stress, etc. - and inhale only good things.
I'm going to remember this exercise the next time I am feeling overwhelmed in a situation.